The star from The Help is the latest cast member on board Mandate Pictures’ comedy, which Lionsgate will introduce to buyers at the AFM this week. Cody (pictured) wrote the screenplay and makes her feature directorial debut.

As previously announced Julianne Hough and Russell Brand star in the story of a plane crash survivor who travels to Las Vegas for a wild time and meets two people who help her discover her true self.

Mason Novick will produce and Mandate president Nathan Kahane will serve as executive producer alongside Cody.

The project is on a fast track for a spring 2012 production start.