Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has taken the female lead in Campbell Scott's A Book of Common Prayer.

The film is an adaptation of a novel written by author Joan Didion and centers an American women named Charlotte Douglas that travels to a fictional Central American country on the hunt for her 19-year-old daughter. The story is told through the eyes of an American anthropologist, who tries to decipher the meaning of Charlotte's trip.

The project is being produced by Marcia Weiss and was adapted by Joyce McKee and Rachel LeMin.

The is what director Campbell Scott and producer Marcia Weiss said about the decision.

"We are thrilled that Christina has agreed to come on board to play the lead role of Charlotte Douglas, Charlotte is a complex and compelling character and Christina is the perfect actor to play her."

No production schedule has been released.