Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave are set to star in a film adaptation of the book The Secret Scripture.
The Zero Dark Thirty actress and The Butler star have signed up for the movie version of Sebastian Barry's novel, reported IFTN.
Irish screenwriter Johnny Ferguson penned the screenplay in 2012 but died this year.
"The Secret Scripture is a wonderful novel. The thing about Johnny's script is it's very character-driven and actor-driven, and it wouldn't work without the right actors. So we're lucky to have Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave."
Shooting is due to start in June 2014.