Chris Noth has signed on to star opposite actor-director Carl T. Evans in the indie crime drama, Frame of Mind; Evans will also be writing the script and serve as producer.

The film centers on a police detective who uncovers a widespread government conspiracy. The Hollywood Reporter says Noth will play a college professor skeptical of a New Jersey detective's discovery.

Production for Frame of Mind is set to begin in October in New Jersey; no release date has been scheduled.