McTiernan Plays For High Stakes

“Die Hard” helmer John McTiernan is set to direct the Las Vegas action thriller “High Stakes” for Persistent Pictures and Velvet Octopus reports Reuters.

Penned by Ronnie Christensen, the story revolves around two friends who find themselves in over their heads when they realize they are the living collateral of a high-stakes bet.

Shooting begins this fall in Shreveport, La., and Las Vegas.