Gerard Butler is in final talks to star in the action thriller Manhunt for producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.

The thriller follows a team of FBI agents sent to the North Carolina wilderness to chase the FBI's most wanted man, domestic terrorist and survivalist James Tollan, who has eluded arrest with the support of the local population while attacking the federal government. They enroll the help of a reluctant bear hunter to capture the killer. But once the team enters the woods, the hunters become the hunted as Tollan will stop at nothing to survive and defend his territory.

Breck Eisner is directing the project from a script by writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Danny DeVito and Scott Lambert are also producing alongside Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.

Production on the project is expected to begin late 2012.