September 20, 2010 at 10:32 PM EDT

Image Credit: Janet Mayer/PR Photos; Glenn Harris/PR PhotosParamount Pictures has announced that Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Elle Fanning (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) are starring in J.J. Abrams’ latest directorial effort, Super 8. Principal photography began today in West Virginia; the film will be released in summer 2011. A cryptic teaser trailer for the sci-fi film debuted earlier this summer in front of Iron Man 2.

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