According to The Hollywood Reporter, Val Kilmer has joined the cast of Myriad Pictures' drama Dark Matter, alongside Meryl Streep and Chinese actress Liu Ye (The Promise), Myriad announced Wednesday ahead of Berlin's European Film Market.

Produced by Myriad and New York-based Saltmill, Dark Matter is the story of a Chinese exchange student who takes revenge after her hopes for a Nobel Prize are wrecked by internal school politics. Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle (Hero, 2046) is in negotiations to lens the film, which opera director Chen Shi-Zheng will helm in his feature film debut.