Gary Oldman For Albert Hughes’s Motor City

After a spate of heroics in Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Gary Oldman is once again strapping on his villain hat for Motor City.

It’s the next film by Book Of Eli director Albert Hughes and will see Dominic Cooper as a small time criminal framed and sent to prison (presumably in Detroit). After serving his time, he swears revenge (possibly also shaking his fist at the sky as he does so) and tries to reconnect with his old love (Amber Heard).

It won’t be as easy at that though as he’ll have to face a gang boss (Oldman) who’s been pulling the strings from behind the scenes and has some hold of Heard. Hughes plans to kick off directing the film in April which is being backed by Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment – the company behind such cinematic classics as Unknown, Ninja Assassin and The Losers.

Oldman meanwhile will crop up in John Hillcoat’s The Wettest Country and of course The Dark Knight Rises.