Fresh off his critically-acclaimed run on the small screen in HBO's True Detective, Woody Harrelson has signed on to star in Triple Nine for Open Road Films.

The story follows a group of crooked cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mafia to pull off an impossible heist. They realize the only way to pull it off is to kill an unsuspecting rookie cop, but their plan goes awry when the young cop targeted for death foils the attack. The action-packed finale is filled with twists and double-crosses. The title refers to the police code "999," which means there is an officer down.

Woody Harrelson is portraying Sergeant Jeffrey Allen, the uncle of Casey Affleck's character. The cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christoph Waltz, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot and Michael Peña.

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John Hillcoat (Lawless) is directing from a script by Matt Cook, with Steve Golin, Keith Redmon and Bard Dorros producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin this summer.

Woody Harrelson recently starred in Out of the Furnace with Casey Affleck, and he will next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, which is currently wrapping up production.