Cannes: Bruce Willis to Star in ‘Expiration’

Emmett / Furla Films will produce and finance the action thriller

Bruce Willis will star in the action thriller "Expiration," Emmett / Furla Films said Thursday from the Cannes Film Festival.

The company will produce and finance the picture, which is budgeted at $60 million.

Willis will star as a hitman who is poisoned and desperately searching for an antidote before he dies. Brian Tucker, who handled script duties on the company's "Broken City," wrote the screenplay. No director has been named. Production is set to start in March 2014.

Emmett / Furla Films has been busy of late, producing this summer's action thriller "2 Guns" with Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington and announcing projects such as Martin Scorsese's long-gestating historical drama "Silence" and "Witch Hunter" with Vin Diesel.