Deyn will play Chris Guthrie, a poor Scottish farmer’s daughter struggling to keep her family together as the first World War looms. “When I read the script I fell completely in love with the character and the story,” Deyn said. “I’m so honoured and excited to be working with Terence, he’s such an incredible director. I can’t wait to get started and just hope that I can do Chris Guthrie justice.”
The film is based on a 1932 novel of the same name by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, and will start shooting at the end of the year.