Elle Fanning, Kyle ChandlerA closely guarded "secret" movie has allowed a little light to shine in -- emphasis on "little." Following the pattern he set with 'Cloverfield,' director J.J. Abrams has kept the upcoming 'Secret 8' shrouded in mystery. Cast members have now been confirmed and shooting in West Virginia has begun, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which adds to the little we know. We've also got more tidbits from the local newspaper.

As early reports had it, Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning will star; given their respective ages, we can guess that they might play a father and daughter, or the dysfunctional family equivalent. Chandler has been wonderful as a football coach, husband and father in TV's 'Friday Night Lights.' Before that he was the cowardly actor in Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' and an earnest hero in another TV series, 'Early Edition.' Fanning began to emerge from the shadow of her older sister Dakota with her role in 'Phoebe in Wonderland,' and we've heard good things about her performance in Sophia Coppola's upcoming 'Somewhere.' Still, she's only 12 years of age.
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