Miramax is producing an English rendition of Patrice LeConte's French drama The Man on the Train. Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) is in talks to direct.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows the tale of a drifter casing a conservative small town for a bank robbery. The man befriends an elderly professor who seeks to energize his life by becoming his partner in crime.

Billy Bob Thornton is said to be circling the project, but no actors have been set. It's hoped that production will begin this year once a cast is locked down.