According to Variety, Gillian Anderson is in negotiations to star in Straightheads, a dark revenge thriller that's the feature debut of British documentary director Dan Reed.

"Straightheads" is the story of a middle-class couple who embark on a spree of vengeful violence after they are assaulted by a gang.

Kevin Loader and Damien Jones are producing, with financing from FilmFour, the U.K. Film Council, Screen West Midlands and U.K. distrib Verve. Shooting starts in late October.