Robert Pattinson and Carice Van Houten also set for roles…

Mia Wasikowska (‘Crimson Peak’) and Guy Pearce (‘Hateship Loveship’) are to topline the western thriller ‘Brimstone,’ with Martin Koolhoven (‘Winter in Wartime’) writing and directing.

‘Brimstone’ is a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Wasikowska plays the heroine, Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, accused of a crime she didn’t commit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve.

Principal photography is expected to kick off in May with Robert Pattinson (‘Maps to the Stars’) and Carice van Houten (‘Game of Thrones’) also starring. UK based Embankment Films is producing.

“Wasikowska is a powerhouse performer. Guy Peace plays a hunter who unleashes hell. Martin directs a highly emotional, gripping and unique story of a mesmerising woman who battles the vengeance of a zealot,” Embankment founder Tim Haslam said in a statement.