Kat Dennings has been cast in the independent romancer “Daydream Nation” opposite Josh Lucas.

“Daydream,” directed by Michael Golbach from his own script, begins shooting in Vancouver on Saturday. Project’s produced by Lila 9th, Screen Siren and The Film Farm.

Story centers on a disaffected high school senior who finds herself deposited along with her widowed father in a desolate Canadian hamlet where boredom leads her into an affair with a teacher and into a more promising romance with a druggie teen.

Dennings was recently cast in “Thor.” Her credits include “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” and “The House Bunny.”

She’s repped by Management 360 and CAA.