Casting News: Sanaa Lathan, Vivica A. Fox Land New Projects

Fox boards the upcoming Sharknado sequel.

Posted: 02/14/2014 05:15 PM EST

Sanaa Lathan is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood. After a jam-packed 2013 during which she starred in The Best Man Holiday, the television series Boss and the upcoming thriller Repentence, Lathan's new year shows no signs of slowing down.

Lathan has signed on to star in the indie science fiction drama Ad Inexplorata, produced by the team that was behind Beasts of the Southern Wild. This won't be Lathan's first foray into sci-fi. She previously starred in AVP: Alien Vs. Predator.

Meanwhile, Syfy's 2012 viral phenomenon Sharknado is getting the sequel treatment, and Vivica A. Fox has signed on to be a part of it. Sharknado 2: The Second One will also star Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander and Andy Dick, along with returning cast members Ian Ziering and Tara Reid

Fox will play Ian Ziering's old high school friend named Skye. No other details have been revealed about the character. Production on Sharknado 2 starts next week.

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