Shailene Woodley is set to join George Clooney in "The Descendants." Alexander Payne will helm from the screenplay written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
Story tells of an attorney (Clooney) who, after a family tragedy, is forced to get closer to his daughters. Woodley would play the oldest daughter.
Payne also produces with Jim Burke. Woodley is currently on ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."
That show (created by Brenda Hampton) includes Molly Ringwald, Mark Derwin, India Eisley, Ken Baumann, Daren Kagasoff, Francia Raisa, Megan Park and Greg Finley.