Production Weekly reports that Kevin Costner is set to join Ashton Kutcher in the coastguard actioner The Guardian, which is currently scouting locations in Lousiana for an October start.

Andy Davis will direct the action flick which is said to be in the vein of Top Gun and The Perfect Storm.

The film follows Jake Cumming (Kutcher), a troubled young man who enlists in the US Coast Guard, where he is taken under the wing of a famed rescue swimmer (Costner) still struggling with the loss of his team in an accident years earlier.