Tilda Swinton has signed on to star in a big screen adaptation of Lionel Shriver's popular novel We Need to Talk About Kevin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lynne Ramsay is set to direct the drama, with Jennifer Fox producing.

The original source material follows an educated New York mother that is forced to raise a son she never wanted. When the teenager becomes extremely difficult to content with, her marriage breaks down and she goes on a killing spree at his high school with a crossbow.

The film will begin shooting before the end of the year.