Emmy-winning actress Tammy Blanchard is in negotiations to star opposite Brittany Murphy in the romantic comedy drama The Ramen Girl, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In The Ramen Girl, Robert Allan Ackerman's feature film debut, Murphy stars as an American stranded in Tokyo after a breakup who tries to survive by training as a ramen noodle chef. Blanchard would play Gretchen, a drug-addicted American escort for Japanese businessmen who befriends Murphy's character.

Blanchard will be appearing in Robert De Niro's drama The Good Shepherd and stars opposite Jessica Lange in the title role of Sybil, CBS' remake of the 1976 TV film about a young woman with multiple personalities.

Production is set to begin in September, with a release scheduled for next year.