Walker set to star in new thriller.

Deadline is reporting that ‘Fast Five’ star Paul Walker has taken the lead in the post-Hurricane Katrina thriller ‘Hours.’

The movie centers on a father who fights to keep his newborn daughter alive in an abandoned New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina hits the city.

Screenwriter Eric Heisserer (‘The Thing,’ ‘Final Destination 5,’ ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ ) will make his directorial debut on the project, helming from his own screenplay.