Amanda Peet is set to play the female lead in Roland Emmerich‘s epic disaster project 2012, says The Hollywood Reporter. She joins an ensemble cast led by John Cusack that includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Oliver Platt.
2012 centers on a global cataclysm and the struggle of its survivors. Peet will play Cusack‘s ex-wife who is newly married to a wealthy man. Cusack plays a divorced father trying to become a writer while working as a limo driver, the Reporter says.
Barring an actors strike, the movie will shoot in July. The film is set for release in July next year.