Gerard Butler is in talks to take the lead role in Motor City.
The Coriolanus star is negotiating to replace Dominic Cooper on Albert Hughes's revenge thriller, reports Variety.
Jake Gyllenhaal was briefly attached to the film following the exit of original star Cooper, both of whom abandoned the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Butler will join The Dark Knight Rises star Gary Oldman and The Rum Diary's Amber Heard on the movie.
Motor City centres on a small-time crook who is released from prison after being framed for a crime and sets out for revenge and to win back the woman he loves.
Butler most recently starred in Machine Gun Preacher.
Motor City is due to go into production in June, at the same time as diamond heist pic Brilliant, to which Butler is also attached.
Source: Digital Spy