Douglas Booth has signed up to star in sports drama Life At These Speeds with Almost Famous actor Billy Crudup.
The up-and-coming British heartthrob will play a teenager who loses his best friends in an accident and becomes addicted to long-distance running, becoming a top-class athlete in the process, Variety reported.
Billy will star alongside him as a coach and confidante in the film, an adaptation of Jeremy Jackson's novel of the same name.
Great Expectations star Douglas, who is making his Hollywood debut in the Miley Cyrus film LOL, told Variety: "Sometimes a script comes along that really makes you sit up and pay attention.
"Life At These Speeds has an emotional intensity that really kicked me in the guts. I love the challenge of playing characters forced on life-changing emotional journeys. To work on a project with Billy Crudup and (executive producer) Sam Rockwell is just a dream come true."