Peet Joins Emmerich’s 2012

Amanda Peet has scored the female lead role in Roland Emmerich’s epic disaster project “2012” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around a global cataclysm and the heroic struggle of the survivors. John Cusack plays a divorced father trying to become a writer while holding a job as a limo driver.

Peet is playing Cusack’s ex-wife, newly married to a wealthy man. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Oliver Platt also star.

Emmerich wrote the script with Harald Kloser and barring an actors strike the movie will shoot in July.