According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeff Daniels has signed on to star opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the dramatic thriller The Lookout for Spyglass Entertainment Group. Walt Disney Pictures will distribute the film in North America.

The story centers on a mentally impaired former athlete (Gordon-Levitt) who works as a janitor at a bank and gets sucked into a heist. Daniels will play Lewis Canfield, a blind ex-biker who becomes an unwilling participant in the heist. Scott Frank, who wrote the screenplay, will make his directorial debut.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in the spring in Canada.