Kevin Byrne
July 30, 2009 AT 05:15 AM EDT

A hard-charging acting trio has been recruited by Columbia Pictures’ to help co-star Aaron Eckhart fight off extraterrestrial invaders in the sci-fi thriller Battle: Los AngelesAccording to the Hollywood Reporter,  actors Michael Pena, Bridget Moynahan and Michelle Rodriguez have joined the cast of the big-budget action pic, which focuses on a ragtag band of U.S. Marines forced to fight off aliens who overtake the city. Production on the project begins in the fall.

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