In a posting on Featherston's Twitter page, the actress revealed that she is in the running for an unnamed Boyle movie: "Auditioned this morning for Danny Boyle (and he read the scene with me!)... Awesome."
She later added: "If I get the part, I'll tell ya [about it]."
The Slumdog Millionaire helmer is currently working on 127 Hours, the story of climber Aron Ralston and how he cut off his arm to free himself from underneath a boulder in the mountains of Utah.
James Franco is already on board to play Ralston in the Simon Beaufoy-scripted movie. Production is due to begin in March for release later this year.
Boyle recently signed up for a return to the stage, shepherding a Frankenstein production at London's National Theatre.