Jim Caviezel is in negotiations to star in the indie crime thriller, Only in New York.

French director Pitof is taking the reigns on the film, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and Geebee Dajani. The Hollywood Reporter says it follows a recently paroled street hustler looking for a new life and seeking redemption only to find his path blocked by the combustible melange of New York elements that once did him in.

Only in New York will begin production in June in Toronto.