24’s Cassar Rides The “Motorcade”

Former “24” co-executive producer Jon Cassar has been hired to direct the action thriller “Motorcade” for Dreamworks Pictures says Variety.

Ryan Reynolds is being sought to play a disgraced Secret Service agent who happens to be in the wrong place at the right time when the U.S. president is kidnapped in New York.

Hans Bauer and Craig Mitchell penned the original script which Billy Ray (“Shattered Glass,” “Breach”) is re-writing. Len Wiseman (“Underworld,” “Live Free or Die Hard”) had been previously attached to helm.

Production is aiming to kick off by late Summer or early Fall 2010 for a Summer 2011 release. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing.