Dominic Cooper was set to lead Albert Hughes‘ revenge thriller Motor City, but has dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. Variety reports that Warner Bros. and production company Dark Castle are scrambling to find a new lead, and they are now in talks with Jake Gyllenhaal for the lead role. If Gyllenhaal signs on, he would play “a felon who, after being released from prison, begins tracking down the men who framed him.” Amber Heard will play the woman he loves, and Gary Oldman will play “a kingpin-type pulling the strings and who has his hooks into the woman.” Filming is set to begin next month.
Gyllenhaal will next be seen in David Ayer‘s cop action-drama End of Watch co-starring Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo, and America Ferrera. The film opens September 28th.