Gary Oldman is in final talks to star in Albert Hughes' Motor City.

Dark Castle revenge thriller follows a small-time hood who is framed and sent to prison, only to exact revenge years later to get back the woman he loves. Chad St. John penned the script, with Joel Silver, Andrew Rona, Douglas Urbanski producing.

The actor plays the villain in the movie, who acts as a kingpin-type who has his hooks into the woman.

Production is expected to start in April.