Car Wars: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dustin Hoffman and Dax Shepard are ready to face off against each other in Car Wars for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The actors are in negotiations to topline the project, which follows a snobby Mercedes-Benz dealer (Hoffman) who sees his kingdom crumble after a Hollywood Classic Cars shop opens up across the street. The new dealer (Shepard) quickly befriends Hoffman's character despite his immense hostility.

Car Wars is based on a story by David Assael and Brand. Neil Cohen, Robert Reece, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio wrote the screenplay. Shepard's recent credits include the Paramount Pictures feature Without a Paddle and 20th Century Fox's Cheaper by the Dozen. He is shooting Zathura for Columbia Pictures.

Hoffman recently starred in Fox Searchlight's I Heart Huckabees, Miramax Films' Finding Neverland and Universal Pictures' Meet the Fockers.