Actress, Abbie Cornish has agreed to play the female lead in Kimberly Peirce's Iraq War drama Stop-Loss for Paramount Pictures.

The Hollywood Reporter says the story is about a soldier who returns home from Iraq to Texas and is called to duty again through the military's "stop-loss" procedure. The soldier then refuses to return to battle.

Peirce, who has also written the script with Mark Richard, is searching for the male lead; look for a late summer start for production.