Mel Gibson is in talks to star in Jean-François Richet's "Taken"-esque action-thriller "Blood Father". No distributor is attached at this time.
Gibson would play an ex-con who tries to protect his estranged and troubled 16-year-old daughter from drug dealers trying to kill her.
The daughter role has yet to be cast. Peter Craig ("The Town") wrote the screenplay, while Chris Briggs is producing and filming is slated to begin this May in New Mexico.