John Cusack is in negotiations to star in Raza Mallal's British spy thriller "Kickback" at Talking Lens Productions.
Mallal penned the script which follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist.
He soon becomes embroiled in a web of counter espionage involving chemical warfare, and the assassination of the Russian president.
Mischa Barton, Sean Astin, Michael Biehn, Noureen DeWulf, John Hannah and Tamer Hassan also star. Filming is slated to begin this winter.
Source: Screen Daily