Ving Rhames is set to replace DMX in the lead in Jim Vickers' feature debut Marble City, according to Production Weekly.

The script by Thomas Sjolund, follows Rhames' character Rune, recently paroled from prison and he's hell-bent on vengeance, determined to even the score with the man who took away ten years of his life. Now it's pay-back time.

Filming begins in Los Angeles next month.

Meanwhile, DMX has joined Lou Diamond Phillips in the cast of Death Toll now in pre-production in Louisiana.

In the indie feature, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is under heavy criticism for the record number of murders in the city. The murders can be traced to an ongoing war between feuding chiefs of the ecstasy trade. In a joint task force with federal agents, NOPD has discovered that 90% of the killings have taken place in a 7 square mile radius. Blood shed from the turf war between Carmello and Tunk, the two rival street bosses, achieve a higher level when Misha left Carmello for Tunk. Crooked cops, ruthless killings and intricate twists crown New Orleans as the murder capital of the United States.