In May, a description for another role was leaked, containing the following:
It looks like that role will be filled with everyone's second favorite acting sibling, Elle Fanning.
"NATALIE: Female 13-14. A natural beauty – she is stunning, but not the “cheerleader” type. Strong and confident, but has an underlying sadness. Should have a Midwestern feel.
The rest of the cast will be rounded out by Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, and Gabriel Basso. The film began shooting on Monday and will be released in Summer 2011.
I'm looking forward to Super 8. It's being billed as an homage to Steven Spielberg's 70's films, telling the story of 3 kids who run around shooting a Super8 film, and later realize they have footage of an alien in it.