Parks and Recreation and Ghostbusters stars team up for new movie

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Finding Nemo and WALL-E director Andrew Stanton is coming back with a new live action film, one that has added two big names to its cast.

In the Blink of An Eye is described as a science fiction film that will look at the entire history of the world, exploring the topics of love and connection, as well as the theme of hope.

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live alumni Kate McKinnon and Parks and Recreation and The Office US' Rashida Jones have both been cast.

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McKinnon's role isn't known at this time, but it has been reported that Jones is playing an anthropology professor who has to look after her dying mother. Her storyline is one of three main ones that intersect over the course of the film, and the plot in general has been likened to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Interstellar.

Production is set to begin in the next few days in Vancouver, so expect more details to start being revealed soon.

This isn't Stanton's first brush with live-action science fiction, as he previously helmed John Carter for Disney, which became one of the biggest box office losses of all time when it released in 2012.

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He's also helmed episodes of Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, Legion and For All Mankind more recently, so although this is his return to directing a live-action feature film, he has still had plenty of experience since his last attempt.

Meanwhile, back at Pixar, the studio has announced new sequels for Inside Out and the Toy Story series, whilst original movie Elemental is due for release in June.

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