Shadowboxer: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Helen Mirren and Ryan Phillippe are teaming to star as a mother-stepson gangster team in Lee Daniels' indie film Shadowboxer.

Shooting is scheduled to start April 1 in Philadelphia, with Daniels making his directorial debut from a script by Monster's Ball co-scribe Will Rokos. Mirren is in talks for the project, with Phillippe in negotiations for the lead male role, according to their reps.

Shadowboxer centers on the unusual relationship between a mother (Mirren) and her stepson (Phillippe). The duo, who have a romantic relationship, work as contract killers. Wes Bentley is attached to play the lead villain on the hunt for the killer couple.