The star of Cowboys & Aliens and Tron: Legacy is understood to have joined Sam Rockwell and Michelle Monaghan on the darkly comedic Better Living Through Chemistry, set to shoot this autumn in Maryland.

Geoff Moore and David Posamentier will co-direct from their screenplay about a straight-laced pharmacist who tumbles into a world of sex, drugs and possibly murder when he embarks on an affair with a trophy wife customer.

Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino and Keith Calder are the producers. The company did not return calls last night [25].

Jennifer Garner has pulled out of the cast after it emerged that she is pregnant. Ironically she stars alongside Wilde in the upcoming Toronto entry Butter.

ICM represents domestic rights on Better Living Through Chemistry and Ealing Metro is handling international sales.