According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sela Ward has signed on to star opposite Kevin Costner in The Guardian for Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures and A School Prods.

The film reteams Ward with helmer Andy Davis, who directed her in The Fugitive. In Guardian, she will play the wife of Costner's character who is grappling with their troubled marriage. Ashton Kutcher already has joined the cast of the action drama.

The story revolves around the relationship between a rebellious Coast Guard enlistee (Kutcher) and a legendary rescue swimmer (Costner).