Producers scramble to find new male lead.

Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal has entered negotiations to headline the Albert Hughes-directed thriller ‘Motor City.’

The ‘Source Code’ star would be replacing Dominic Cooper who was forced to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Penned by Chad St. John, the film follows a felon who, after being released from prison, begins tracking down the men who framed him.

Amber Heard (‘Drive Angry’) is attached to play the love interest, with Gary Oldman on board as “a kingpin-type pulling the strings and who has his hooks into the woman.” Jedward Gay