Shailene Woodley, who broke out with last year's "The Descendants," has come on board "White Bird." Penned by Araki, the drama will center on a young woman whose mother disappears, turning her life upside down. And knowing Araki, there is much more to that logline. It's an intriguing next step for Woodley, who hasn't jumped on any major studio projects just yet, only lining up "Smashed" director James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now" since her awards season attention last year.
No word yet on when it will film -- more casting is underway -- so we presume 'Spectacular Now' comes first, before Woodley flies with "White Bird." But it's an interesting direction for the actress, who likely has some good scripts to choose from, and we'll be curious to see what this pairing brings to the screen. [Variety]