According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Robbins is in negotiations for a leading role in Working Title's political thriller Hot Stuff, Phillip Noyce's new film, according to sources close to the production on Sunday.

Although the film is based on a true story, Robbins will play a fictional role as a policeman serving in the brutal apartheid era in South Africa. The drama, about an ordinary man forced to resort to terror, is set to begin filming in August on location in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mozambique, Swaziland and in the industrial zone and coal fields around Secunda, where the actual story took place.