Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to join young actress Chloe Moretz in director Karyn Kusama's indie drama The Rut.

Described as a cross between Winter's Bone and Sean Penn's Into the Wild, the story follows a young girl who sets out into the wild by herself to hunt deer, hoping to win the approval of her father.

Written by Kevin Caruso, The Rut is set to start shooting this October. No release date has been set at this time.