Evil Dead star Jessica Lucas has signed on to star in Pompeii for Summit Entertainment and director Paul W.S. Anderson.

The story, set just days before the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., centers on Milo (Kit Harington), who must race to save his true love Flavia (Emily Browning). Jessica Lucas is playing a slave and confidante to Flavia. Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also star.

Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler wrote the original screenplay, which was revised by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, and Martin Moszkowicz are producing alongside director Paul W.S. Anderson. It isn't known when production will begin.

Jessica Lucas currently stars as Skye Yarrow on the hit CW Network series Cult.