Actress cast as Clooney's daughter in 'Descendants'

Shailene Woodley will join George Clooney in Alexander Payne’s next pic, “The Descendants.”

Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, film revolves around an attorney, to be played by Clooney, who is forced to get closer to his daughters after a family tragedy. Woodley will play the oldest daughter.

Payne will helm the pic and produce along with Jim Burke from a script adapted by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

Woodley can be seen on ABC Family skein “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

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