Bruce Willis back in Jackal territory for American Assassin

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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.