Gerard Butler has signed on to star in The Bricklayer adaptation for Millennium Films.

The project is based off the novel by Noah Boyd, which centers on a former FBI agent who is brought back into the bureau to help take down a dangerous criminal group. These criminals are extorting money from the bureau and know far too much about the inner workings of the FBI. Gerard Butler will play the former agent, Steve Vail, who became a Chicago bricklayer after leaving the FBI. The plot also involves a female deputy director who works alongside Vail, although that part has not been cast yet.

Hanna Weg is writing the adaptation for Millennium Films, with Alan Siegel and Danielle Robinson producing alongside Gerard Butler. Erik Lindsay and Hanna Weg are executive producing.

It isn't clear when production will start on The Bricklayer.