Gooding Calls The Linewatch

Sony Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to “Walking Tall” helmer Kevin Bray’s gang-themed action thriller “Linewatch” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Michael Dixon, a former L.A. gang member who escapes his neighborhood to become a respected U.S. border patrol officer in New Mexico. A chance encounter however leads the gang’s psychotic leader, Drake (Omari Hardwick), to his door, forcing Dixon to take extreme measures to protect his family.

Evan Ross plays Dixon’s nephew Little Boy, who sought out Drake as a surrogate father when Dixon disappeared and finds himself in the middle of their conflict. Sharon Leal plays Dixon’s wife.

Shot on location this summer in New Mexico, a 2008 theatrical release is planned.