Los Angeles, Jun 27:  The cast of Marvel's "The Eternal" seems to be getting bigger and bigger as actor Salma Hayek is in negotiations to board the project. If finalised, the actor, known for films such as "Frida", "Desperado" and "From Dusk Till Dawn", will join the likes of Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Ma Dong-seok in the film.

Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the story of "The Eternals" is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the celestials genetically experimented on humans to create super-powered individuals known as the Eternals along with the villainous Deviants. Angelina Jolie To be a Part of Marvel Cinematic Universe, May Come on Board for 'The Eternals'.

Madden is like to portray lkaris, a man fuelled by cosmic energy and the leader of the group, while the details of Nanjiani and Dong-seok's characters are not yet known.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Angelina Jolie is still negotiating with the studio regarding the project. Chloe Zhao of "The Rider" fame is directing the film from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. Marvel head Kevin Feige is producing.

Hayek, 52, will be next seen alongside Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson in "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard", the sequel to 2017 hit "The Hitman's Bodyguard".

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