Tatum O'Neal has been cast in the title role of the indie drama Sweet Lorraine.

She will play a former queen of the New York underground scene who, after moving to small-town New Jersey, gets caught up in local politics when her ex-lover becomes the mayor.

The actress recently completed shooting the indie feature The Runaways, opposite Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. She also has a recurring role on the FX series Rescue Me. O'Neal received an Oscar, aged 10, for her supporting role in Paper Moon.