The blonde catwalk queen has spent several years boosting her acting resume, shooting small roles in Clash of the Titans and a remake of 1996's Pusher, as well as landing an acclaimed part in The Leisure Society in London's West End earlier this year (12).
She has now been chosen to play the lead, Chris Guthrie, in a big screen take of writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon's tale of social hardship in 1930s Scotland.
Filmmaker Terence Davies will direct the movie, while War Horse actor Peter Mullan will co-star.
Deyn tells Vogue, "When I read the script I fell completely in love with the character and the story, I'm so honoured and excited to be working with Terence, he's such an incredible director.
"I can't wait to get started and just hope that I can do Chris Guthrie justice!"