Sienna Miller to play belly dancing housewife

Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 09:50 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Sienna Miller is all set to star as a comedic belly dancing housewife in Oscar-winning director Rachid Bouchareb`s new movie `Just Like a Woman`.

The 29-year-old actress, who is about to start a stint in London`s West End in `Flare Path`, signed on the project even before reading the script as she was keen to work with Bouchareb, reported a website.

"Rachid is one of the most exciting directors working today. He`s one of those people who understand the medium of film in a way that`s not manipulative but that`s honest and raw. As a director he`s capable of anything. The kinds of films he makes are the ones I like to watch," said Miller.

The story finds a Chicago housewife (Miller) who leaves her mundane life behind to flee with her belly-dancing teacher to a Las Vegas dance competition.

'Body of Lies' star Golshifteh Farahani and Roschdy Zem will also star in the project. Miller will start learning the art of belly dancing in preparation for the film which kicks off shooting in New Mexico this June.

Miller, who recently broke up with actor Jude Law for the second time, last appeared on the big screen in 2009's 'GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra'.

PTI