Goya nominee Elena Anaya hasjoined Wintertime Films and Walker Films' Australian Outback-set drama TheFloating World.

The Spanish actress willstar as a grieving widow who embarks upon ajourney of self-discovery andlearns disturbing truths about her past.

Ben Mendelsohn and VinceColosimo round out the key cast.

John Winter wrote anddirected and is serving as producer with Roslyn Walker.

US-based LightningEntertainment is handling international sales and Palace Films holds Australianand New Zealand rights.

Anaya was nominated for a Goyain 2002 for Lucia Y El Sexo.

Herupcoming creditsinclude Untitled Noah Baumbach Project, In The LandOf Women, and Miguel And William.

'Elena is a stunninglytalented actress, who exudes the sensualitythat the role of Anarequires,' Lightning partner Richard Guardiansaid.'Hersis a provocative and seductive character that will entranceviewers. Thisis a stylish script with a definite Europeansensibility.'