Anna Kendrick has been cast in the forthcoming independent film Drinking Buddies.

The Up in the Air and Twilight star will take on the lead role in the comedy, Deadline reports.

The movie will be directed by Kissing on the Mouth director Joe Swanberg and will be produced by Andrea Roa, Anish Savajani and Alica van Couvering.

Kendrick will also star in stop motion animation ParaNorman, cop drama End of Watch, musical Pitch Perfect and Robert Redford's political thriller The Company You Keep.