Amanda Peet has landed the female lead in Roland Emmerich’s epic disaster project 2012, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Peet is joining an ensemble cast led by John Cusack that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Oliver Platt.
The film revolves around a global cataclysm and the heroic struggle of the survivors. Peet is playing Cusack’s ex-wife, newly married to a wealthy man. Cusack plays a divorced father trying to become a writer while holding a job as a limo driver.
Emmerich wrote the script with Harald Kloser, who is producing with Mark Gordon and Larry Franco. Emmerich also is executive producing with Michael Wimer and Ute Emmerich.
Barring an actors strike, the movie will shoot in July. 2012 is scheduled for a July 10, 2009 release.