Miranda Otto will co-star in the Tommy Lee Jones-directed "The Homesman" starring Jones, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank.
Set in 19th century Nebraska, the story centers on a tough woman (Streep) tasked with transporting three mentally ill women to an asylum in Iowa.
She employs the help of a reluctant claim jumper (Jones) who takes on the responsibility to bring the women to safety when Streep's character commits suicide.
Otto will play one of the mentally ill women who left her newborn baby in the cold to die.
Otto has also scored the female lead opposite Greg Kinnear in the Fox dramedy pilot "Rake" based on the Australian series.