Antonia Campbell Hughes, a 2011 Screen Star of Tomorrow and an EFP Shooting Star at Berlin 2012, is in talks to join Deborah Kampmeier’s Lonely Hunter.

Jena Malone is already attached to play famed Southern author Carson McCullers.

Campbell-Hughes, whose credits include Bright Star, The Other Side of Sleep and Albert Nobbs, is in talks for the role of Annemarie Clarac Schwarzenbach, a gorgeous young woman who was indifferent to McCullers’ affections.

Kampmeier (Hounddog, Virgin) also wrote the script with Sarah Schulman. She will also produce alongside Abigail Disney and Troy Johanson.

The project is set to start shooting in New York from March 5.