Dennis Hopper is in final talks to star in the indie suspense thriller, Dolan's Cadillac.

The film is based on one of Stephen King's most suspenseful short stories. Hopper will play James Dolan, Las Vegas' most ruthless and untouchable mob boss. Production Weekly adds the dark and riveting revenge tale is about Las Vegas middle school science teacher Tom Robinson whose beloved wife Francey witnesses an execution in the desert and is then targeted for death by the mobster who committed it, notorious Vegas crimelord Jimmy Dolan. Dolan's vast wealth stems from his control of The Mandarin casino. Dolan succeeds in having Francey killed before she can testify against him. Faced with resistance from law enforcement, Tom sets out to avenge his wife's death on his own.

Production on Dolan's Cadillac is scheduled to begin in April.