Filmmaker nabs Liv Tyler for his high-concept sci-fi.

Liv Tyler (‘The Strangers,’ ‘The Lord of the Rings’) has landed the lead role in writer-director Ti West’s psychological sci-fi thriller ‘The Side Effect’ (not to be confused with Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller ‘Side Effects’).

As Deadline reports, Tyler will play Catherine Rigby, a woman who spends several months alone in space as an experimental subject for a global pharmaceutical company, and finds herself inexplicably pregnant. Paranoia and hysteria reign as the truth behind conception grows more elusive and she remains stranded in space.

In a statement Tyler called the filmmaker “a super-talented exciting young filmmaker,” adding “The role of Rigby is a fantastic character within a great thriller and I am looking forward to sinking my teeth into the part.”