Jessica Chastain has signed on for the female lead in The Fields, starring opposite Sam Worthington in the Ami Canaan Mann-directed thriller.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeffrey Dean Morgan also co-stars in the project, which is being produced and financed by QED.

Written by Don Ferrarone, the story is set in an area of coastal Texas dotted with oil refineries known to locals as "The Fields." There, a homicide detective (Worthington) fights two sets of fierce killers to save the life of a street kid named Little Anne.

Chastain plays Worthington's ex-wife, a former rodeo queen who likewise is a homicide detective and also determined to the find the killers, with or without his help.

No production date has been set.

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