Sam Worthington has inked a deal to join the cast of Daniel Barber's upcoming war drama The Keeping Room.

Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Beharie and Brit Marling star in this drama that tells the story of two sisters and one African American slave late in the Civil War. The three women are forced to defend their home after all the men have left for war. Sam Worthington is playing a soldier, who encounters the women after breaking off from the Union Army.

Daniel Barber is directing the project from a script by Julia Hart. Wind Dancer Films are producing alongside Gilbert Films and Anonymous Content.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in June.