Spencer Set For Diablo Cody’s Debut

Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) has signed on to star in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut at Mandate Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows a young conservative religious woman (Julianne Hough) who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner. On her journey, she finds her way back to her faith.

Russell Brand plays her unlikely companion. Spencer will play a card dealer who works at the same casino as Brand and wants to help her in her quest for sin.

The film, previously titled “Lamb of God”, will begin shooting in the Spring. Mason Novick is producing.