Country music veteran Willie Nelson is set to star alongside actress Charlotte Rampling in a new movie filmed on his private ranch in Texas.

The singer has invited filmmaker Lian Lunson to shoot Waiting For the Miracle To Come at his Spicewood residence, nicknamed Luck, in March (15), when he will play a retired vaudeville star, opposite Rampling as his onscreen wife.

The story will revolve around aspiring trapeze artist Adeline Winter, portrayed by up-and-coming actress Sophie Lowe, who discovers a cryptic letter written by her late father, instructing her to a goldmine in a remote California desert.

Lunson, who worked with the musician on his documentary film Willie Nelson: Down Home, reveals she wrote Waiting For the Miracle To Come as a starring vehicle for the country legend and her movie idol Rampling.

She says, "I wrote this script for Willie Nelson, his presence and stillness as an actor is unlike anyone else. And growing up I always wanted to be Charlotte Rampling, so bringing these two icons together on screen is a dream come true for me."

The film's title is a tribute to the song Waiting For the Miracle by Leonard Cohen, another of Lunson's documentary subjects.

German director Wim Wenders and musician Bono have signed on as executive producers, while the U2 rocker will also write an original song for the film.

Nelson is no stranger to acting - he previously appeared in episodes of Miami Vice, Nash Bridges and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, while his film credits include Honeysuckle Rose, Half Baked, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Dukes of Hazard.

His Spicewood ranch was originally built for use in the 1986 movie The Red Headed Stranger.