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Bruce Willis to Be CIA Mentor to an 'American Assassin'

September 7, 2012 (1:10 am) GMT
The 'Die Hard' actor is in talks to tackle the part of an operative who mentors a young CIA agent in the Jeffrey Nachmanoff-directed actioner.
Bruce Willis

is close to secure his latest big screen project. The actor, who will soon be seen playing the older version of in "", is currently in talks to land a role in a new action movie called "".

Per Variety, Willis is expected to tackle the part of a CIA agent in the upcoming Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced movie. Serving as the director will be Jeffrey Nachmanoff with Mike Finch providing the screenplay.

Developed at CBS Films, "American Assassin" follows a former Syracuse grad student named Mitch Rapp. After his girlfriend was killed during a terrorist attack, Rapp joins the CIA. Willis' character will be an operative who serves as a mentor to Rapp.

The new movie is scheduled to kick off the production in Monteral sometime in the fall of 2013. It will mark Willis' reunion with di Bonaventura after they worked together in 2010's "". The studio is currently looking for the lead protagonist who will be the protege of Willis' character.

Willis, who has recently starred in "", has just wrapped the filming of "" in Europe. In addition to "Looper", he will next be seen starring as General Joseph Colton in "".

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