Nikki Reed to star in "The Sunday Horse"

May 9th, 2014

Nikki Reed will star in 'The Sunday Horse'.

The 'Twilight' star has been cast in the film which is based on the true story of equestrian rider Debi Connor who overcomes the odds, and a near-fatal accident, to win the U.S. championship on a horse saved from slaughter, reports deadline.com.

BAFTA-winning 'Left Behind ' director Vic Armstrong is set to helm the project, while Fred Kuehnert will pen the script and Ronnie Clemmer is on board to produce alongside John Duffy.

'The Sunday Horse' is scheduled for a 2015 release.

Meanwhile, Reed - who was catapulted to the spotlight in 2003 following the release of 'Thirteen' - is reportedly dating Derek Hough after announcing she split from husband Paul McDonald in March after two years of marriage.

The 25-year-old actress was spotted making out with Hough, 28, at Rock & Reilly's in Los Angeles last month, while they were enjoying a night out with friends, including Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke.

An eyewitness previously said: ''The whole group was drinking and partying. Derek bought shots for Nikki at the bar. There was lots of PDA, Nikki was feeding him, holding hands, and they left together. They didn't seem to care if anyone was watching.''