Sam Worthington has joined the cast of The Keeping Room, Deadline reports. The Avatar star will appear opposite Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Beharie and Brit Marling (who replaces the formerly-attached Olivia Wilde).
Written by Julia Hart and to be directed by Daniel Barber (Harry Brown), The Keeping Room tells the story of three Southern women – two sisters and one African American slave – who, left without men in the dying days of the Civil War, are forced to defend their home from the onslaught of a band of soldiers who have broken off from the fast approaching Union Army.
Jordan Horowitz of Gilbert Films and Matt Williams, David McFadzean, Judd Payne and Dete Meserve of Wind Dancer will produce. Gary Gilbert of Gilbert Films and Michael Sugar of Anonymous Content will Executive Produce, and Nicole Romano and Trevor Adley of Anonymous Content will serve as Co-Producers.