Bardem, Statham, Rourke Circling “Potzdamer”

Javier Bardem, Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke are all circling the Tony Scott-directed $38 million action thriller “Potzdamer Platz” for Scott Free reports Deadline New York.

The drama follows two soldiers in a New Jersey-based crime family who try to expand internationally. Though the title refers to the famed public square in central Berlin, the action will be shifted to Puerto Rico.

Scott is also hoping to lure Gene Hackman out of retirement to join the project. David Scinto and Louis Mellis (“Sexy Beast”) have re-written a script by Buddy Giovinazzo.

Filming is aiming for a Fall start. Though no distributor is yet locked, Fox is tipped to score the property.