Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning join Abram’s Super 8

Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning have been cast in JJ Abrams’s new science-fiction film Super 8.

The pair are the first names to be linked to Abrams’s project, which is said to be a collaboration with Steven Spielberg.

Super 8’s plot is rumoured to centre around three siblings who discover footage of an alien in a video recording.

The film has an expected summer 2011 release.