Gary Oldman is in negotiations to join the cast of Rain Fall, a Japan-set thriller, reports Variety.
Adapted from a novel by best-selling American author Barry Eisler, the film is the story of a hit man who is forced to protect the daughter of one of his victims against assassination by the CIA.
Shiina Kippei (Shinobi) and Akiho Hasegawa star.
Japanese Satoru Iseki (The Emperor and the Assassin, A Battle of Wits) produces through his Tara Contents and a special purpose vehicle with backing from Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and other equity investors.
Rain Fall will be the second directorial outing for writer/director Max Mannix (Dance of the Dragon). The film, to be filmed beginning next month, will be shot predominantly in Japanese, with 15% English dialogue.