Antonio Banderas takes lead in The Big Bang

Antonio Banderas has signed on to the lead of neo-noir detective movie The Big Bang.

According to Variety, Banderas will play a private investigator looking for a missing stripper. His search leads him to New Mexico, where he encounters a trail of dead bodies, a Russian boxer, three Los Angeles cops and a tycoon attempting to create a nuclear Big Bang.

Band Of Brothers writer Erik Jendresen penned the screenplay and will produce alongside Krantz and Richard Rionda Del Castro.  Tony Krantz will direct the project.