According to Variety, Dougray Scott has been tapped for a role in The Mermaids Singing, a co-production by New Films Intl., E3 Entertainment and Samuelson Prods.

He will play an estranged father in the adaptation of Lisa Carey's novel, also starring Jessica Lange, Neve Campbell and Evan Rachel Wood. Robin Swicord is attached to write and direct, and J. Todd Harris and Tim Daly will produce.

Shooting will begin this summer.

Scott recently wrapped Buena Vista's Dark Water, from The Motorcycle Diaries helmer Walter Salles.