Film to launch potential franchise…

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ star Henry Cavil has signed on to produce and star in the action-thriller ‘Stratton,’ reports Deadline.

The project is based on the eight-novel series by Duncan Falconer, which centres on John Stratton, an SBS operative with a lethal reputation who works with the Intelligence Detachment in Northern Ireland.

Cavill will produce the project with his brother Charlie Cavill, and London-based producer Rex Glensy via their newly minted banner, Promethean Productions.

“Having the opportunity to expand my horizons into filmmaking is incredibly exciting” said the ‘Man of Steel’ star. “Getting to work so closely with my brother in this venture is equally so.”

Production is scheduled to kick off in the spring with filming to take place in Southern Italy, Rome and London.