Mia Wasikowska is reportedly set to re-enact the true story of Robyn Davidson's journey through the west Australian desert in the film Tracks.
The outback-set film will be produced by The King's Speech duo Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, and Julie Ryan, the producer of Red Dog.
John Curran (The Painted Veil) will direct Tracks, which tells the true story of how a young writer, Davidson, travelled more than 2700 kilometres from Alice Springs to the west coast in 1977.
The script has been based on Davidson's memoir of the same name through Sherman and Canning's See-Saw Films banner.
"Having produced films with incredibly powerful central performances, from Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush to Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, we are so excited that Mia has come on board to play this extraordinary role in Tracks," Sherman and Canning said on the entertainment website, Variety.com.
"John is an incredibly talented filmmaker and we feel the story of one woman, transforming her life by attempting the impossible, is both universal and timely."
Davidson completed her journey with four camels and her dog, while the trip was captured by photographer Rick Smolan for National Geographic magazine, winning her global exposure.
Tracks is being funded by the South Australian Film Corporation and is due to start filming in Australia in spring.