CBS Films' American Assassin may land Bruce Willis as the lead actor of the Jeffrey Nachmanoff-directed film which Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.
Variety reports that Willis is in negotiations to star as a CIA agent in the film which follows MItch Rapp, a former Syracuse grad student who joins the CIA a terrorist attack results in the death of his girlfriend. Willis plays a mentor character to Rapp.
Mike Finch scripts whole Nick Wechsler also produces via di Bonaventura Pictures. American Assassin is said to start production some time in the fall of next year.
Willis and di Bonaventura who worked together on the action comedy Red (shown above), which also starred Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban and Mary-Louise Parker. Summit Entertainment distributed that film.