Timothy Olyphant has been cast to play the titular character in 20th Century Fox's "Hitman" replacing Vin Diesel.
Replacing Vin Diesel, "Deadwood" star Timothy Olyphant has been picked up by 20th Century Fox to assume the title role in "Hitman", Ain't It Cool News has reported.
An adaptation of Eidos' popular video game of the same title, the project already had its script, which is written by Skip Woods, obtained the green light from the studio. The story itself will focus on an assassin known as Agent 47 who is hired by a group dubbed "The Agency" to kill targets for cash.
No director attached yet, but it is confirmed that Luc Besson will co-produce along with Chuck Gordon, Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter with an eye to release the movie as early as next fall.