Variety reports that Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) is going to join George Clooney in Alexander Payne's, The Descendants.

The Descendants, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, follows an attorney (Clooney), "who is forced to get closer to his daughters after a family tragedy." Woodley is going to play the oldest daughter.

Payne is going to direct the film and produce along with Jim Burke. The script was adapted by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.