Watts in dire straits with Dillon
Naomi Watts is to tough it out in indie drama Sunlight Jr.
The British-born actress is set to play a hard-working sales assistant, who finds life a daily struggle with Matt Dillon as her paraplegic boyfriend.
A ray of light appears when she finds out she is pregnant, but things soon get worse after she loses her job and the couple are evicted from their motel.
Initial production has begun on the drama, which is written and directed by Sherrybaby's Laurie Collyer, with filming scheduled to begin shortly in southern Florida.
Naomi, who was last seen in Woody Allen's You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and thriller Fair Game, also has roles in Dream House opposite Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig and Clint Eastwood-directed J Edgar alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.