Kim Basinger has signed on to star alongside Charlize Theron in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut, The Burning Plain, according to Variety.

Babel screenwriter Arriaga also wrote the screenplay for The Burning Plain, which weaves together two storylines taking place in the past and present. Basinger will play Gina, the mother of Charlize Theron's character as seen in childhood. Theron will play Sylvia, who tries to find common ground with her parents after a turbulent childhood. The two narratives eventually converge.

The drama begins shooting in early November in New Mexico.