Jason Momoa (Conan the Barbarian) is in talks to play the villain in Wolves, the directorial debut of screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men).

We first reported on the project earlier this month, when Lucas Till signed on for the lead role. The story centers on a young man who transforms into a werewolf after being falsely accused of committing his parents' murder. He comes across a small town called Lupine Ridge, which holds the secrets of his real identity. No details were given for Jason Momoa's villainous character.

David Hayter is directing from his own original screenplay, with Steve Hogan and Benedict Carver producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall in Toronto.

Jason Momoa will next be seen in Bullet to the Head, alongside Sylvester Stallone and Sarah Shahi.