Brendan Fraser has signed onto star in Whole Lotta Sole for director Terry George and producer Jay Russell.

The story centers on a young man who robs a fish shop to pay off a gambling debut. The heist goes wrong and it turns into a hostage situation. Brendan Fraser will star as the owner of the fish shop, who is also hiding out from his gangster father-in-law.

Terry George will direct from a script he co-wrote with Thomas Gallagher. The comedy will be shot from a $5.5 million budget in Northern Ireland, although it isn't clear when shooting will start yet.