Chloe Moretz is in talks to join Michael Johnson's directorial debut The Wilderness Of James.

The indie film is set in Portland and follows a young boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is struggling to cope with the death of his father. The actress will play Val. The two last worked together in Matt Reeves's Let Me In.

The actress is currently shooting Kimberly Peirce's Carrie remake. She will return as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. Michael Johnson will be directing from his own screenplay.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next month.