Bruce Willis has joined Columbia Pictures' action thriller, Five Against a Bullet.

The film follows a Mexican politician who, after the death of his father at the hands of a drug cartel, hires the five best bodyguards from around the world to protect him through a contentious election. The action star will play one of the hired bodyguards.

"We have been excited about this project since acquiring the rights last year from Mimran Schur and believe Bruce Willis is the perfect actor to lead this cast," said Columbia production president Hannah Minghella.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Jordan Schur and David Mimran are producing.