According to Variety, Jodie Foster is in negotiations to play the title role in The Brave One, an urban suspense thriller for Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver. The studio is eyeing a winter start.

The pic has been drafted by Cynthia Mort ("The Guide") from an original script by Roderick and Bruce Taylor.

The plan is for Foster to star in the urban suspense thriller as a woman who struggles to recover from a brutal attack and sets out on a dark, psychological and physical journey for revenge and justice.

Foster, who'll next be seen in the Robert Schwentke-directed Imagine thriller Flightplan, is shooting the Spike Lee-directed "Inside Man" for Universal, opposite Denzel Washington and Clive Owen.