Kevin Costner is in negotiations to star in Criminal for Millennium Entertainment and Nu Image Films, with Ariel Vromen (Ariel Vromen) attached to direct.

The story centers on a ruthless killer, who chooses to take part in a scientific experiment instead of spending the rest of his life in jail, where he is implanted with the brain of a recently-murdered field operative.

Douglas Cook and David Weisberg (The Rock, Double Jeopardy) are writing the script, with J.C. Spink producing for BenderSpink. No production schedule was given.

Kevin Costner has already starred in three movies this year, Paramount's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Relativity Media's 3 Days to Kill and Summit Entertainment's Draft Day. He will next be seen in McFarland, opening in theaters November 21.