Ben Mendelsohn has joined the cast of Emma Forrest's Untogether.
He will star alongside Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades franchise), and the Kirke sisters Jemima (Girls) and Lola (Mozart in the Jungle).
The project will mark Forrest's feature film directorial debut, and she will helm from a script she penned.
According to THR, the story follows "a former teen prodigy turned heroin addict who is trying to be a writer now that she’s sober, and Nick (Dornan), a writer who’s found success with his memoir of war time bravery, which sees him showered in wealth and women. Meanwhile, Andrea’s little sister Tara (Lola Kirke) finds her solid relationship with her older boyfriend Martin (Mendelsohn) shaken when she is drawn to a charismatic Rabbi with an even larger age gap.”
Production will begin next month and the film is expected to be in theatres in 2017.
Forrest is a best selling novelist. She and Mendelsohn married in 2012.
This is the second project Mendelsohn boarded this week - the announcement comes on the heels of the Aussie star joining Focus Features' Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour.
Ben Mendelsohn to play King George VI in Focus Features' Winston Churchill biopic "Darkest Hour".