Twilight actress Rachel Lefevre has signed on as the female lead in the upcoming Stephen King adaptation, Under the Dome.
The summer series follows residents in the community of Chester’s Mill as they deal with the post-apocalyptic conditions that ensue when a strange dome mysteriously encapsulates the town.
Lefevre will play Julia, an investigative reporter who just moved from Chicago to Chester’s Mill with her husband, a doctor at the town’s medical center. She’s the editor of the town’s local paper and is intrigued after learning of multiple deliveries of propane gas to a nearby warehouse. She’s baffled by the appearance of the strange dome but more concerned with the whereabouts of her mysteriously missing husband.