Vanessa Redgrave is preparing to board the thriller Night Train To Lisbon.
The Coriolanus star is said to be joining Jeremy Irons, Melanie Laurent and Christopher Lee in Bille August's big-screen adaptation of Pascal Mercier's best-seller, reported Screen Daily.
Jeremy is set to take the lead, as a Swiss professor who becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that sends him on a journey to the Portuguese city to discover the book's secrets.
Jack Huston, August Diehl, Martina Gedeck and a number of Portuguese actors join the cast.
The film - a US, Swiss and German co-production - is set to start shooting in March 2012.