But the project, originally due for release next year, has now been scrapped. Cusack, 41, would have played a test pilot who embarks on a high-speed car chase to save his kidnapped daughter.
Production company Internationalmedia has declined to say which of the film's financiers has pulled out, indicating that it would pursue legal recourse.
A separate production subsidiary set up for the film, IM Stopping Power, has filed for insolvency as a result, reports Variety magazine.
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