Nineteen-year-old actress Amanda Michalka (also known as AJ Michalka) has joined Super 8, starring alongside Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler in the Paramount Pictures fantasy action.

The J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg-produced project (J.J. Abrams also wrote and is directing the film) is still somewhat shrouded in mystery, but we do know this: Super 8 deals with everyday people whose personal relationships are tested when they are thrown up against extraordinarily fantastic - and possibly other-worldly - events.