Carey Mulligan is in early negotiations star in James Marsh's upcoming dark comedy Nancy and Danny.

The film follows a gold digger (Carey Mulligan) who sets up a get-rich-quick scheme to lure in her high school crush. She recruits a unlucky man who becomes a pawn after the scheme goes awry.

James Marsh is directing from a script by Out of the Furnace's Brad Ingelsby. Indian Paintbrush' Steven M. Rales and Mark Roybal are producing alongside Alexandra Milchan.

The actress most recently co-starred in Drive and will next be seen in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby.

No production schedule has been released for this project.