Rachel Weisz is set to take a role in the con artist adventure story The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson's follow-up to his high school noir Brick, according to Production Weekly.

Johnson will direct the indie from his own script, about two brothers Bloom and Stephen who grow up in and out of foster homes as kids and learn to survive by becoming con men. The younger brother Bloom decides to quit their life of crime, but he's persuaded to do one more job, swindling Penelope (Weisz) an eccentric millionairess and get in deeper trouble than they planned.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin February in Europe. Weisz begins production in December on Noam Morro's Smart People opposite Dennis Quaid.