October 10, 2008 7:01am EST
Eric Bana is in talks to star in the remake of Nicolas Boukhrief’s Le Convoyer which, for the time being, at least, is going by the moniker, Armored.
The story follows a man who takes a job with an armored car company and ingratiates himself until his co-workers trust him enough to make him part of their heist plans. But, unbeknownst to them, he has plans of his own.
Bana had flirted with the project last year before joining J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, but he’s now back and reportedly has a deal for a $7.5 million payday. However, his participation depends on scheduling. With Be Cool's F. Gary Gray is in talks to direct, Variety reports, shooting is set to start on April 1--and Bana is committed to promoting Star Trek, which is set for a May 8 release.
Armored will also likely change titles because of an upcoming drama of the same name.
Bana, who began as a standup comedian, is shooting the Judd Apatow-directed Funny People and he is also making his directing debut on Love the Beast, a documentary about men’s obsession with fixing and racing cars. He also stars with Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveler’s Wife.