Sean Bean is joining the cast of the horror, The Hitcher for Rogue Pictures.

The fim is a remake of the 1986 horror film, The Hitcher. It also stars One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush and will be directed by Dave Meyers.

As The Hollywood Reporter adds, the script follows a young couple driving across the country who become prey for a serial killer, who blames all of his murders on the young man. Eric Bernt wrote the current draft. Bean will carve out the serial killer role made famous by Rutger Hauer in the original; Bush has been cast as the young woman.

Production for The Hitcher is scheduled to start late June in Austin, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico; producers, including Michael Bay, are still looking for the young man.