Sylvester Stallone has come aboard to star in the new IM Global thriller Headshot.

Sylvester Stallone will play a New York assassin, who teams up with a New Orleans cop after two murders show they have a common enemy. A conspiracy is uncovered that reaches all the way to Washington D.C. The cop character has not been cast as of yet.

Wayne Kramer will direct Headshot from a script by Alessandro Camon (The Messenger). Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will produce along with Kevin King Templeton.

Production is gearing up to start in May, with filming to take place in New York and Louisiana.