Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed up to star in political murder mystery Child 44.
Moneyball actor Philip will appear in the tense thriller directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Ridley Scott, said Variety.
The ex-policeman is investigating a series of child murders that connect to high up members of a political party.
Child 44 is the first in a trilogy of thrillers.
Child 44 is due to be released in cinemas in 2014.