Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Star in Doug Liman’s Sniper Thriller ‘The Wall’

The Amazon project was written by Dwain Worrell, whose original screenplay was voted to the 2014 Black List

Last Updated: August 12, 2016 @ 9:36 PM

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is in talks to star in Doug Liman‘s sniper thriller “The Wall,” which is heading into production at Amazon Studios, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Dwain Worrell wrote the screenplay, which was voted to the 2014 Black List and was the first spec script bought by Amazon.

“The Wall” follows a sniper (Taylor-Johnson) and his spotter who are pinned down behind a chunk of wall by a legendary sniper.

Liman plans to direct “The Wall” this summer before he returns to big-budget filmmaking with Channing Tatum‘s “Gambit.” The filmmaker found himself with a gap in his schedule as 20th Century Fox awaits a new draft of the “Gambit” script.

Taylor-Johnson recently starred in Gareth Edwards‘ “Godzilla” and played Quicksilver in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” He’ll soon be seen alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in Tom Ford‘s “Nocturnal Animals.” He’s represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Hamilton Hodell and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Taylor-Johnson’s casting was first reported by Variety.