John McTiernan has been confirmed to direct the thriller

Deadly Exchange says Production Weekly.

The film revolves around a terrorist who infiltrates the US to hunt down the FBI agent that killed his family. Duke is a twenty-year-old, highly trained and Anglo-looking terrorist. Smuggled into the United States, Duke poses as a British exchange student while making preparations for his mission ... one of death and destruction on a large scale. Homeland Security Agent Arthur Griffin, who is assigned to locate Duke, is the same agent who killed Duke's parents, also terrorists, nine years earlier as they attempted an attack on an American airport. Duke, looking for revenge for his parents death, enters into a romantic affair with Griffin's daughter Jenny. What he doesn't expect, is to develop real feelings for Jenny. Griffin discovers Duke's identity. Not only must he stop Duke's plan before he kills hundreds of people but now his own daughter's life is in danger. On the run, Duke takes Jenny as a hostage. When he is given the order to kill her, he is torn between his oath of revenge and his growing love for Jenny.

Production is set to begin in Shreveport, Louisiana later this summer based on a screenplay by Ron Shusett and Ian Rabin.