Written on spec by Julia Hart (the script was a member of the Hit List and Black List) the film centers on three southern women who must defend their home from malicious Union soldiers while their husbands are off fighting in the Civil War. Worthington will play one of the soldiers in the film, which will also feature Hailee Steinfeld, Nicole Behaire and Brit Marling.
Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, David McFadzean, Judd Payne and Dete Meserve will produce.
Worthington saw his popularity soar after a 2009 that included “Terminator: Salvation” and “Avatar”. He has since starred in “Clash of the Titans” and its sequel “Wrath of the Titans” and will next appear in the drama “Drift”.