Eric Bana joins By Virtue Fall

After drawing much Oscar attention for his adaptation of Up in the Air , writer Sheldon Turner's directorial debut has finally started building momentum.

It's now been revealed that Eric Bana will be taking one of the lead roles, with the story revolving around an ATF agent dealing with the betrayal of his colleague and closest friend.

Sucker Punch's Carla Gugino also joins the project, alongside James Spader ( Secretary ) and Ryan Phillippe ( MacGruber ).

Although it was previously reported that Colin Farrell was hovering around the other lead role, he's since dropped out to take a role in the Total Recall reboot. So all bets are on for who will star opposite Bana.

Turner is certainly a prolific writer, so we have total faith that he'll pull something special out of the bag.