Paul Walker has signed up to star in post-Hurricane Katrina thriller Hours.
The Fast And The Furious star will play a father fighting to keep his newborn daughter alive in an abandoned hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of the hurricane.
The film will be the directorial debut from screenwriter Eric Heisserer, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will be a new direction for action star Paul, playing a father.
Eric wrote The Thing, Final Destination 3D and co-wrote the 2010 A Nightmare On Elm Street remake.
Buried's Peter Safran will produce the film though his Safran Company, which is also financing the project.
The film will shoot on location in and around New Orleans and filming is due to begin in March 2012.
Paul recently worked with the producer on indie thriller Vehicle 19, on which he was also an executive producer