John Leguizmo is close to a deal to star in Franc. Reyes' The Ministers, a thriller that will reunite the pair who last worked together on Universal's Empire, in 2002.

Penned by Reyes' the script centers on a female NYPD detective, whose father was murdered in the line of duty 13 years ago. The only evidence left behind at the scene of the crime was a pamphlet from a mysterious religious group known only as The Ministers.

When she learns the group has begun to kill again after being dormant for over a decade, she is taken off the case and ordered to stay away from the investigation. Unbeknown to her she is romantically involved with a member of The Ministers,and her personal and professional lives are becoming murderously intertwined.

The production is eyeing a December start in New York.