Naomi Watts is in talks to star in My Name Is Jody Williams, a drama that Audrey Wells will direct for Universal.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the screenplay by Wells tells the true story of Jody Williams, a strong-willed teacher working for a temporary employment agency who left her life in Washington to pursue an unlikely career in global activism. Almost a decade and a half later, Williams was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for leading an international campaign to eradicate land mines.

Brash and somewhat controversial, Williams famously called President Bill Clinton a "weenie" for not signing the land mine ban.

No production date has been set.