Hayden Christensen has joined the cast of Bruce Willis’ latest crime thriller, First Kill, EW has confirmed.
The film marks the first in a new two-picture deal the 35-year-old inked with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, which previously released the Christensen-starring drama 90 Minutes in Heaven in 2015.
In First Kill, Christensen will play the father of a young boy held hostage by a bank robber whom the boy witnessed shooting a fellow thief while on a hunting trip. Willis will play a police chief who suspects Christensen’s character had something to do with the initial heist.
Steven C. Miller is set to direct the action flick from a script written by Nick Gordon. Emmett/Furla/Oasis is set to produce the film as well as handling financing and distribution through a deal with Lionsgate Premiere. Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla/Oasis are producing First Kill alongside Brookstreet Pictures’ Trevor Matthews, with Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb executive-producing the project.
A release date has yet to be confirmed.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of Christensen’s casting.