Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in the thriller Motor City, according to reports.
Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper was originally linked to the role, but the British actor had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
The film, directed by US filmmaker Albert Hughes, will also star Zombieland actress Amber Heard and Oscar-nominated Gary Oldman, Variety said.
The movie features the story of a criminal who, after being released from prison, begins tracking down the men who framed him.
Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain star Jake, last seen in Source Code, is appearing next with America Ferrera in End Of Watch.