Angela Bassett joins Gregg Araki's 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

Two Angela Bassett stories in the span of a few hours? This is a very good day, indeed! The talented actress just saw her adaptation of Black Nativity get the long-awaited green light, and now she's revealed on her Facebook page her involvement in Gregg Araki's developing indie drama, White Bird in a Blizzard.

Joining Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, and Shiloh Fernandez, the story centers on a young woman whose life spins out of control with the disappearance of her mother. Bassett will play Dr. Thaler, but that's really all we know about her character right now. The whole story is being kept largely under wraps, but given Araki's past credits we can probably expect it to be much more complicated than it sounds.

Bassett will be seen next in Antoine Fuqua's White House invasion flick, Olympus Has Fallen.