Evan Rachel Wood In Talks To Play A Trucker In 18 Wheel Butterfly

Evan Rachel Wood doesn't have any movies coming out in 2012, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been keeping herself busy. In the past few months she's wrapped production on Fredrik Bond's The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (with Shia LaBeouf, Rupert Grint and Mads Mikkelsen), Andrew Fleming's Barefoot (with J.K. Simmons and Scott Speedman) and Kat Coiro's A Case Of You (with Peter Dinklage and Sam Rockwell). And now she's added yet another title to her future resume.

Variety says that Wood is now in talks to star in 18 Wheel Butterfly, an indie road movie which is now set to be directed by Michael Polish. Written by Christian Divine and described as a mix between Thelma and Louise and Smokey and the Bandit, the story is set in 1977 and follows Rainbeaux (Wood), a trucker on the run from the police, bounty hunters, and her fellow truck drivers after she is set up for a crime she didn't commit. Aaron Magnani is producing the project and currently seeking financing. There is currently no date for the start of production.

Polish is best known for his 1999 film Twin Falls Idaho, and most recently wrote and directed an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur starring Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell and Kate Bosworth. Wood, who last appeared alongside Ryan Gosling and Philip Seymour Hoffman in George Clooney's political drama The Ides of March, will likely next be seen in Charlie Countryman, though that film does not yet have a fixed release date.

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