Aisha Tyler (Ghost Whisperer) has joined the cast of the independent film Black Water Transit, according to Variety.

The movie, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, centers on a man trying to free his junkie son from prison. Tyler plays a police detective. Laurence Fishburne and Karl Urban star in the film, directed by Tony Kaye.

Tyler's credits include The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause and CSI. She'll next be seen in Balls of Fury.