Sienna Miller (The Edge of Love) has signed on to star as a Chicago housewife in indie-drama Just Like a Woman.

Rachid Bouchareb, whose latest film Outside the Law received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, is attached to direct.

Just Like a Woman centers on a Chicago housewife who absconds with her belly-dancing teacher to Las Vegas to enter a dance competition.

Miller said of her future director:

“Rachid is one of the most exciting directors working today […] He’s one of those people who understand the medium of film in a way that’s not manipulative but that’s honest and raw. As a director he’s capable of anything. The kinds of films he makes are the ones I like to watch.”

Production is expected to commence on location in New Mexico on June 13.

Source: Deadline