Faith Hill Scores Role in New Movie 'Dixieland'

Country superstar to act alongside Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough

Faith Hill attends the 48th annual CMA Awards Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Faith Hill, last seen on the big screen in 2004's remake of Stepford Wives, is starring in Dixieland, described by Deadline.com as an indie crime drama.

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 Hill will star as the mother of a young man, played by Chris Zylka (The Leftovers), who is newly released from prison and falls for the troubled girl next door, played by Riley Keough, whose previous films include Magic Mike and Runaways. Keough is the daughter of singer Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis Presley.

Also in the cast: singer-songwriter Steve Earle, who recently starred in the HBO series, Treme, RJ Mitte, who played Walt. Jr. in Breaking Bad, Spencer Lofranco (Jamesy Boy), Brad Carter (True Detective) and legendary WWE wrestler Mick Foley.

Hill made her acting debut in 1997 with roles on TV's Touched by an Angel and Promised Land. Meanwhile, her husband, Tim McGraw, has had roles in Friday Night Lights, The Blind Side and Four Christmases. He will be seen next May alongside George Clooney in the sci-fi adventure, Tomorrowland.

McGraw told Rolling Stone Country recently that the plot of that film, in which he plays a rocket scientist and a father, remains somewhat mysterious to him. "There's not much I can say about it because I read the script, I acted in the movie and I still don't understand it," he explained with a laugh. "It's a huge production; there's a lot going on. All the stuff I hear back, it's going to be spectacular. "

Another mystery surrounds the timing of Faith's big musical comeback. The singer's 2013 album was never released, reportedly shelved by her record label.