While Superman may not be in the stars for Brandon Routh, the actor has just signed on to star in the indie film Missing William, reports The Wrap.

Brandon Routh will join his real-life wife Courtney Ford in the feature, who is in final negotiations for the lead female role.

In Missing William, Courtney Ford will play an artist living in Rhode Island who is forced to care for her husband after he's tragically injured in a bar fight. As she attempts to nurse him back to health, her childhood sweetheart and unrequited love (Brandon Routh) tries to coax her back into living her life again. A complicated love triangle ensues, with the woman torn between the brain-damaged husband she loves and the hunky former flame who got away.

The part of the husband has yet to be cast.

Kenn Macrae is directing. Production begins next week in Rhode Island.