Universal has optioned Drive, James Sallis' novel about a Hollywood stunt driver, setup as a starring vehicle for Hugh Jackman.

Jackman and partner John Palermo will also produce through their Seed Prods. banner, according to Variety.

Sallis' noir-style story, set in the seamy underside of Southern California and Arizona, centers on a stuntman who moonlights as a wheelman during robberies and discovers that a contract has been put on him.