Kate Hudson is set to star with Craig Robinson in 'Blood Moon'.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

The two actors will take the lead in the upcoming third feature film from writer director Ana Lily Amirphour, with Zac Efron in talks to join the cast.

The news comes from Deadline, who report that the new fantasy adventure from the 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' filmmaker will be produced by John Lesher.

The upcoming project focuses on a girl who possesses strange and dangerous abilities, and escapes from a mental asylum in Now Orleans.

The film is said to be inspired by classic fantasy adventure movies from the 1980s and 1990s, and its tone will move from strange and violent to humorous along with an eclectic soundtrack featuring Italian techno and heavy metal.

Production is set to begin in spring next year, and producer Lesher has praised the writer's "poetic style".

He said: "Lily's unique vision and poetic style sets her apart from the pack. She is truly one of the most exciting filmmakers working today."

Hudson's last big screen role came as Eleanor Strubing in 2017's Harshall, while the previous year saw her appear in 'Kung Fu Panda 3', 'Mother's Day' and 'Deepwater Horizon'.

Her co-star Robinson - known for his TV roles in comedies 'The Office' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - is set for a number of releases over the next year.

As well as 'Zeroville' and 'Henchmen' before the end of the year, the actor will be seen in 'The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle', 'Dolemite is My Name' and 'The Ark and the Aardvark' in 2019.