Sylvester Stallone is set to star as a hitman
The 64-year-old actor will play a New Orleans-based killer who must team up with a New York City police officer in the movie, set to be directed by `The Cooler` filmmaker Wayne Kramer.
His character will work with the new, young detective on a journey taking them from New Orleans to Washington D.C., after they are brought together by two murders.
`The Messenger` scribe Alessandro Camon has written the script for the project, which begins shooting in May in Louisiana.
Sylvester last appeared in 2010`s `The Expendables` - in which he starred and directed - and is currently working on a sequel.
Discussing work on the film, which features performances from Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren among others, the action star said it was a difficult set.
He said: "Was it tough? Yes. You get these strong men who have a certain way of doing things on a film, and you have to get them to give that up.
"Like Jason in this film is totally different than in anything he`s ever done. Dolph Lundgren is totally different."
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