LOS ANGELES: Hollywood veteran Bruce Willis has boarded action thriller "American Siege", in which he will play an NYPD detective-turned-Sheriff of a small town in Oregon.
The film will see Willis hark back to his blockbuster "Die Hard" movie franchise in which he plays John McClane, a New York City/Los Angeles police detective who continually finds himself in the middle of violent crises where he is the only hope against disaster.
In "American Siege", Willis' character must take down a gang of thieves after they take a wealthy doctor hostage.
Rob Gough and Trevor Gretzky also star in the film.
Edward John Drake of "Broil" fame is directing from a script he co-wrote with Corey Large.
Producers are Large with Sean Patrick O'Reilly, Steven Eads, Matthew Helderman.
Shooting is underway in Georgia, after which principal photography will move to Victoria, British Columbia.