"Big Little Lies" star Shailene Woodley has signed on to join Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf in the drama "After Exile."
LaBeouf will star as Mike Delaney, who goes to prison for killing an innocent man after a violent robbery. After he's released, he and his ex-con father (De Niro) try to save his younger brother from a dead end future of drugs and crime.
Woodley will play Dana, a woman who grew up with Mike and who has her own battles with drugs and depression. Once he's released from prison, she tries to rekindle their troubled relationship.
Michael Tovo cowrote the script based on the events of his own life. Joshua Michael Stern ("Swing Vote," "Jobs") is directing.
Filming will begin November in Philadelphia.
Woodley last starred in "Adrift." Her film "Endings, Beginnings" with Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan premieres in Toronto next month.