Director Albert Hughes

*Actress Amber Heard has been cast as the female lead opposite Dominic Cooper in “Motor City,” the revenge tale that Albert Hughes will direct for Joel Silver’s Dark Castle.

Heard tested among several young actresses and got the job, reports Deadline.com.

Amber Heard attends The UK Premiere of 'The Rum Diary' at on Nov. 3, 2011 in London, England

Cooper plays a man released from prison who goes on a revenge mission, hunting down the people who framed him.

Heard comes to the project fresh from “The Rum Diary” opposite Johnny Depp.