Bryce Dallas Howard has signed to star opposite Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama “Hereafter” for Warner Bros.

“Hereafter,” penned by Peter Morgan, tells the story of three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — who are touched by death in different ways. “Hereafter” is produced by Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy and Robert Lorenz. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Peter Morgan and Tim Moore are the exec producers.

Filming’s taking place in Paris, London, Hawaii and San Francisco. Pic’s slated for release in December 2010.

Howard will next be seen in indie drama “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,” opening in January, and in Summit’s “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in June.

She’s currently producing the Untitled Gus Van Sant Project.

She’s repped by ICM.