In what will mark his first film since the 2002 release Unfaithful, Adrian Lyne has committed to next direct ,b>Two Minutes to Midnight, a Sheldon Turner-scripted thriller for 20th Century Fox.

Jennifer Klein is producing through her Apartment 3B Prods. banner. The picture is expected to begin production in the summer.

Variety reports the story is about a renowned divorce attorney whose wife has been kidnapped and will be killed unless he takes his own life at midnight. Lyne recently dropped out of a Warner Bros. drama about the tempestuous relationship between 1950s L.A. gangster Johnny Stompanato and actress Lana Turner, with Keanu Reeves and Catherine Zeta-Jones attached to star.