Amanda Peet takes the female lead in Roland Emmerich's epic disaster project 2012.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peet joins a strong ensemble cast led by John Cusack that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Oliver Platt.

2012 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.

Barring an actors strike, the movie will shoot in July. The release date for 2012 is July 10, 2009.