Orlando Bloom will join his real-life girlfriend Kate Bosworth in the independent drama Seasons Of Dust, according to Production Weekly.

The film has been written and will be directed by actor/film-maker Tim Blake Nelson.

In the dog days of the Great Depression, Janey (Bosworth) takes refuges with a farm family after her grandfather's suicide. But when the son tries to rape her, she injures him badly. Not knowing if he is alive or dead, Janey flees, and ultimately takes up with Ricky (Bloom), a dashing crook who is also on the lam. With the law and two hired hit-men hot on their trail, Janey and Ricky engage in a frantic cross-country odyssey, trying to stay one step ahead of their determined pursuers. But it's a journey that seems destined to end in tragedy.

Production is scheduled to begin mid-July in Oklahoma and New Mexico.