Watchmen star Malin Akerman goes from a big budget heroine to an indie darling with her latest project, The Bang Bang Club. According to Variety, the actress will co-star with Ryan Phillippe in the upcoming drama set in “apartheid-era” South Africa. The film’s script was written by documentary filmmaker Steven Silver, who adapted the story from the Greg Marinovich memoir.

The film follows four combat war photographers who are nicknamed the Bang Bang Club. Akerman will play a photo editor, who oversees Marinovich (Phillippe), and Kevin Carter played by another comic book alum Taylor Kitsch. The film will be produced by Foundry Films’ Daniel Iron alongside Out of Africa’s Lance Samuels and Adam Friedlander.

It looks as if Akerman will become the new go to girl for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, in this drama she’ll be able to show us a bit more range in terms of her acting. I don’t think she’s horrible, but there is always room for improvement. She can currently be seen in the DC Comic adaptation Watchmen, while Taylor Kitsch will star in X-Men Origins: Wolverine alongside Hugh Jackman due out this May.

What do you think? Did her Silk Spectre performance make you want more Malin?