According to Vulture Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler who play Coach Taylor, and 12-year old Elle Fanning have been cast in the upcoming J.J. Abrams directed Steven Speilberg produced sci-fi film Super 8.
There's still very little that has been revealed for this movie, but I loved what I saw in the teaser trailer that was released! I'm really hoping that these guys bring us something special, something that we can enjoy, something that will make us go "wow!" All we know is that the film could end up being about three siblings who discover footage of an alien in some Super 8 footage they shot. It will also will be a tribute to Spielberg’s 1970’s/1980’s Amblin films, like Close Encounters of a Third Kind and E.T. It's like combining these amazing films with the characters, mystery and supernatural spin of J.J. Abrams.
There is no news on what characters they will play in the film, but I'm sure they'll have decent sized roles. I think Chandler is awesome in Friday Night Lights, and I could see him playing some kind of military personnel in the story. Fanning will obviously be playing one of the kids involved with Super 8 footage.