Bruce Willis to Star in ‘Five Against a Bullet’

Bruce Willis will star in Sony's “Five Against a Bullet,” about a Mexican politician who hires the five best bodyguards in the world

Bruce Willis will star in Sony's action thriller "Five Against a Bullet," Hannah Minghella, president of production at Sony's Columbia Pictures, said Thursday.

The movie, which Alex Litvak ("The Three Musketeers," "Predators") is writing, is about a Mexican politician who hires the five best bodyguards in the world after a drug cartel kills his father.

Willis will play one of the bodyguards.

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Jordan Schur and David Mimran are producing the movie.

"We have been excited about this project since acquiring the rights last year," Minghella said in a statement. "Bruce Willis is the perfect actor to lead this cast. We look forward to moving 'Five Against a Bullet' into production quickly.

Willis will soon begin production on "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment of the "Die Hard" movies.