John Cusack is starring with his sister, Joan, in the polititcal satire, Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens for Millennium Films.

He'll also be writing the script and producing; also in the cast are Hilary Duff and Marisa Tomei. John plays an assassin assigned to kill a Middle East oil minister; his cover is that he's producing a big trade show that includes a wedding between a local pop star and a politico, but complications ensue, adds Variety.

Josh Seftel is directing Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens which begins shooting late this month in Bulgaria.