Madeleine Stowe joins "The Runner"

May 28th, 2014

Madeleine Stowe has joined Nicolas Cage in 'The Runner'.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress - best known for playing villainous matriarch Victoria Grayson in hit show 'Revenge' - will play the Hollywood star's stony wife Deborah Price in the new political drama, reports

Stowe's character, who was drawn to Cage's congressman Colin Price because of his ruthless ambition, will begin seeing her husband in a new light after his string of infidelities are exposed.

The film is written and directed by Austin Stark and is set against the backdrop of the BP oil spill in 2010 which proved disastrous for the Gulf Coast and became a major political controversy.

Stowe will juggle her film role with her duties on the fourth season of 'Revenge', for which she earned a Best Actress nomination at the Golden Globe Awards in 2012.

The actress' previous credits include 2002's 'We Were Soldiers', 'The Last of the Mohicans' and 'Twelve Monkeys'.

Busy leading man Cage, meanwhile, has a string of films in the pipeline including 'Outcast' - which was recently tipped for a sequel - 'Left Behind' and 'The Dying of the Light'.

He's also set to begin work on 'Pay the Ghost' and is rumoured to be returning to the 'National Treasure' franchise for a third instalment.