The Woods: Director M. Night Shyamalan has found another piece of the puzzle for his upcoming thriller "The Woods" as Sigourney Weaver has joined the ensemble cast of the Walt Disney Co. feature. Weaver, who last appeared in the Disney family drama "Holes," joins Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard and William Hurt in the film's cast. Set in 1897, "Woods" revolves around a close-knit community that lives with the frightening knowledge that a mythical race of creatures resides in the woods around them. Shyamalan, who penned the "Woods" script, is also producing along with Scott Rudin and Sam Mercer. Walt Disney Studios chairman Richard Cook and production president Nina Jacobson are overseeing for the studio. In addition to "Holes," Weaver most recently appeared in the Focus Features drama "The Guys" and the Miramax comedy "Tadpole." "The Woods" marks her first time working with Shyamalan. Weaver is repped by WMA.

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