By Evan Slead
Updated August 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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The Meg

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The cast for the upcoming shark film Meg continues to grow as The Office’s Rainn Wilson is now set to star opposite Jason Statham, EW has confirmed.

Wilson joins the megaladon film as tech billionaire Jack Morris, who finances the underwater observation program that ultimately revives the prehistoric 70-foot shark.

The Warner Bros. adventure-thriller, which follows a Carcharodon megalodon that torments a research group off the coast of China, has already gained several notable actors, including Jessica McNamee, Fan Bingbing, and most recently Orange is the New Black breakout star Ruby Rose.

National Treasure director Jon Turtletaub is heading the film, with Dean Georgaris adapting for the screen the Steve Alten novel of the same name.

Meg is set for a March 2, 2018 release.

Deadline first reported this story.

The Meg

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  • Jon Turteltaub