Katie Holmes is in talks to join The Giver, according to reports.
Jeff will portray The Giver, an old man who teaches the boy to use his unique gifts of the senses, while Meryl has been cast as the society's Chief Elder, an authoritative and antagonistic woman who assigns the young their tasks.
Set in a society in which there is no conflict, racism or sickness, Katie's character is "a strict obeyer of the laws that govern what is described as an antiseptic society."
A shoot in South Africa is being planned, although it is thought that Meryl could film her scenes in England, where she is filming the Disney musical Into The Woods.
Katie, who previously starred in Adam Sandler's comedy Jack And Jill and horror Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, will next be seen in drama Days And Nights with Ben Whishaw and Allison Janney, and romantic drama Mania Days.