Agyness Deyn will play the heroine in a film adaptation of Sunset Song, a 1930s novel about a woman running a family farm in the face of growing economic pressure.
Deyn's role as Chris Guthrie, the movie's female protagonist, is her first lead in a major motion picture. Terence Davies will direct the film and Peter Mullan has been cast as Deyn's costar. Filming will start later this year.
"When I read the script I fell completely in love with the character and the story," Deyn said. "I can't wait to get started and just hope that I can do Chris Guthrie justice!"
Deyn has starred in a number of short films and played Aphrodite in the 2010 movie Clash of the Titans. This Spring she landed a role in a British production of The Leisure Society. Take a look at all her roles — onscreen and off — in the gallery.