At the U.S. government’s Area X facility on a southern coast, cellular biology professor and former U.S. Army soldier Lena undergoes a quarantined debriefing about an expedition into an anomaly called “the Shimmer”, from which she and her husband are the only survivors.
Director: Alex Garland
Writers: Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer
Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
Gina Alexis Rodriguez is an American actress, model, writer, producer, and director of Puerto Rican descent. She began her career in theater productions and made her screen debut in an episode of Law & Order.
Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress. Her breakout film role came in Tina Mabry’s 2009 indie film Mississippi Damned. In film, she starred as Nyla Adrose in the drama For Colored Girls (2010), civil rights activist Diane Nash in the historical drama Selma (2014), Bianca in the sports drama Creed (2015), and as Valkyrie in the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017). On television, Thompson starred as Jackie Cook in the mystery drama Veronica Mars (2005–2006), Sara Freeman in the period crime drama Copper (2012–2013), and Charlotte Hale in the HBO science-fiction thriller series Westworld (2016–present).