Woodley Joins Payne’s “Descendants”

Shailene Woodley (TV’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) has scored the lead female role in “The Descendants” reports Variety.

Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the story follows an attorney (George Clooney) forced to get closer to his daughters after a family tragedy.

Woodley plays the eldest daughter. Alexander Payne (“About Schmidt”) directs from a script by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Payne and Jim Burke will produce.