Tortured will star Laurence Fishburne in the role of an accountant who works for a powerful mob syndicate. When the inner circle of that syndicate is cracked, Fishburne's character winds up in the torture chamber.

Cole Hauser has also signed on to star in the new crime thriller. He will play an undercover FBI agent in charge of taking down the mobsters. According to Variety, Nolan Lebovitz will be directing Tortured, based on a script that he wrote himself.

The film is set to start shooting in Vancouver early next week.

B. Alan Orange