Ray Liotta is set to take on the villain role in The Rut for director Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body).

Chloe Moretz will headline this drama described as a mix between Whale Rider and Winter's Bone. The story follows a young girl who sets out on a lone deer hunt in the woods to impress her father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). The script comes from Kevin Caruso.

Ray Liotta will play an obsessive bow hunter who considers Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character his bitter rival.

The film will shoot later this year for a 2013 release date.