22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel has signed on to rewrite the script for DreamWorks' Heist, which had at one time attracted Tom Cruise to star.

Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) is attached to direct the crime drama. It isn't known if Tom Cruise is still circling in the project, since he currently has a number of other movies in development such as Mission: Impossible 5 and Go Like Hell.

No story details have been given for Heist at this time, which originated with a screenplay from John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening) that was also worked on by Simon Beaufoy (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Scott Rosenberg (Gone in Sixty Seconds). Steven Zaillian is producing alongside Scott Waugh, with Film Rites' Garrett Basch serving as executive producer.

Oren Uziel's other credits include The Kitchen Sink, Men in Black 4 and the father-son adventure Overnight, which Ruben Fleischer signed on to direct last month.