Alien invasion action film Battle: Los Angeles is starting to fill out supporting roles around lead Dark Knight star, Aaron Eckhart.

Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan have all reportedly signed up for service in Jonathan Liebesman’s movie.

“[Battle: Los Angeles] revolves around a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon’s battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles.”

The Hollywood Reporter says that Rodriguez will play Corporal Adriana Santos, who is a member of a radio battalion; Pena will portray the father of a boy the Marines find on their mission and Moynahan plays a veterinarian, who I presume has some insight into how the aliens exist.

Battle: Los Angeles is produced by Neil Moritz, the man behind The Fast and the Furious franchise (which incidentally stars Rodriguez) and Swat (which also stars Rodriguez).  I’m definitely sensing a pattern here.

Moritz said:

“I’m thrilled to reunite with Michelle. Her intensity is just right for the platoon.”

He does know that he’s making a film and not really going to war? Good. Just checking.

Michelle Rodriguez will next be seen in James Cameron’s low-budget offering (sarcasm alert!), Avatar.

Battle: Los Angeles starts shooting this fall.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter