Bruce Willis is in talks to star in director Jeffrey Nachmanoff’s (“Traitor”) “American Assassin”, according to Variety.

The pic revolves around Mitch Rapp, a former Syracuse grad student who joins the CIA after his girlfriend his killed by a terrorist attack. Willis will play a CIA operative who serves as a mentor to Rapp.

Mike Finch wrote the script; Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (“Red”) will produce.

The hunt now begins to find a young actor to play the assassin Willis’s character mentors in the movie.

“American Assassin” will go into production in the Fall of 2013.