Bill Paxton is in talks to join the cast of Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill. Variety says that the Titanic star will play the platoon commander to Tom Cruise's character in the Warner Bros. film
Also set to star Emily Blunt and Charlotte Riley, All You Need Is Kill is based on the Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka which is described as follows:
There's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again... When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the B*tch of War. Is the B*tch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?
Paxton recently appeared on the big screen in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire and on television in the miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys."