Actor to topline thriller.

Deadline reports that Terrence Howard (‘Dead Man Down’) has signed up take the lead in writer-director Filip Jan Rymsza’s modern LA thriller ‘A Girl and a Gun.’

Howard will be playing Ian, “a hustler with big Hollywood dreams who’s going nowhere fast until he intervenes in a mugging and get pulled in to a world of intrigue.”

Juno Temple (‘The Dark Knight Rises’), Luis Guzman (‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’) and Christopher Walken (‘Seven Psychopaths’) are also on board to co-star.

Production is scheduled for later this year with Rymsza and his Royal Road Entertainment partner Liz Federowicz producing alongside Brent Travers.