William Friedkin being sought to direct.

Emmett / Furla Films co-founders Randall Emmett & George Furla have set Nicolas Cage (‘The Frozen Ground,’ ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’) to lead the vigilante revenge thriller ‘I Am Wrath.’

“Following the murder of his wife, Stanley (Cage) finds that the police are unable to catch the perpetrators. He uncovers a thick plot of police corruption and realizes that he will have to find justice on his own. As he awakens to the level of degradation of the people sworn to serve and protect, we get a little Rage in the Cage as he becomes a vigilante out to destroy those who abuse their power.”

According to Deadline, the script was written by Paul Sloan based on an idea by Yvan Gauthier. Production is scheduled to begin in February.

‘The French Connection’ and ‘The Exorcist’ helmer William Friedkin is reported to be circling the director’s chair.