Los Angeles: Actress Zoe Saldana has signed on for a key role in "I Kill Giants", the upcoming film version of the graphic novel by Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura. The story follows a young misfit girl named Barbara who grapples with monsters both real and imagined in her life, reported Deadline.
The 37-year-old "Guardians of the Galaxy" star will play Mrs Molle, the school psychologist who helps Barbara through her struggles and forms a tight bond with her as a result.
Saldana joins Madison Wolfe as Barbara, who was chosen for the role after a nationwide search of over 500 actresses.
Anders Walter is directing the film which is written by Kelly. Filming is set to begin in early 2016.
Saldana was recently seen in "Infinitely Polar Bear" opposite Mark Ruffalo, and will soon be seen in the upcoming "Star Trek Beyond".