Octavia Spencer Joins Cody’s “Lamb”

Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) is in early negotiations to join the cast of Diablo Cody’s untitled project at Mandate Pictures says Variety.

The story centers on a sheltered young woman (Julianne Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash and goes to Las Vegas, where she meets an unlikely companion (Russell Brand).

Spencer would play card dealer at a casino on the strip where Brand works. Cody makes her directorial debut from her own script.