Amanda Peet Set for Roland Emmerich Epic

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 NewtonDanny 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.

Peet and Cusack previously appeared together in 2003’s Identity and last year’s Martian Child in which Platt appeared as well.

Barring an actors strike, the movie will shoot in July. The film is set for release in July next year.

Peet is currently shooting Nicole Holofcener‘s untitled comedy; Platt, too, has a role in the film. Peet will also appear in the upcoming X-Files movie.