Pair will headline the Australian-set thriller.

John Cusack and Thomas Jane have been announced as the leads in English filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith’s action-thriller ‘Hard Drive.’

“With a heist in mind, a mysterious American called Ian Keller (Cusack) arrives in Brisbane needing a getaway driver. Rather than recruit one from the local underworld, he tricks a driving school instructor, Simon Roberts (Jane) into taking the wheel. Keller chose well, Roberts just happens to be a washed out Formula-One driver. Chased by the cops and the mob, Roberts is forced to use his racing skills to evade pursuit on a Hard Drive that takes the two along the Gold Coast of Australia.”

Principal photography kicks off this week with Kirk Shaw of Odyssey Media Inc, Paul O’Kane and Pam Collis producing.