John Cusack has signed on to star in Dictablanda ("Soft Dictator"), a screwball comedy that the actor also co-wrote.

According to Variety, Pablo Bossi's Pampa Films is producing the film, directed by Alejandro Agresti from a script co-written with John Cusack, Kevin Morris and Paul Hipp, who also co-stars.

The film, which has the tagline "People don't die, they get killed," is currently filming on location in Buenos Aires and Mar de Ajo, Argentina throughout March and April.