Miramax has set Helen Mirren to play a Mossad agent in director John Madden's war drama The Debt.

According to Variety, the English-language remake of Israeli thriller Ha-hov is about three Israeli Mossad agents tracking down a Nazi war criminal over 30 years.

Matthew Vaughn is re-uniting with Stardust co-writer Jane Goldman to pen the script.

Production is set to start next year in the U.K., Germany and Israel.