John Cusack and Hilary Duff will team for Writer/director Mark Roper's new film, Talking to Dog, according to Moviehole.

Described as a cross between Mad Max and Blue Velvet, the film is set in a post apocalyptic future where man has suffered the wrath of global warming, and woman have suffered the inability to have children.

The film will also star Rodrigo Santoro, Tom Conti, Joe Anderson, Lance Henriksen and Steven Berkhoff.

Time has stood still for two, small communities. The consequences of Global warming, the lack of fuel, power and communication, have left them in isolation. Dying has become an industry, a woman able to give birth, now only a dream. Into this environment, a young man arrives. He is able to communicate with the dead, able to learn secrets of the past. Because of his presence, the two communities learn that love, in a dying world, is still alive and that there is always hope, even over greed.