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Bruce Willis Cannes Tease: To Be Private Eye in an Action Comedy

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By    |   Monday, 18 May 2015 09:44 AM

Bruce Willis will star as a private investigator in an action comedy that Voltage Pictures will be financing and shopping during the Cannes Film Festival.

Mark and Robb Cullen, who wrote the movie "Cop Out" that starred Willis, will also pen the new comedy for the "Die Hard" franchise star, reported Deadline.com.

"We are thrilled to be working with Voltage Pictures and excited for the opportunity to direct one of the biggest movie stars of all time in Bruce Willis," said Mark and Robb Cullen.

Deadline.com reported that the comedy, which does not have a title yet, will evolve around Willis's Los Angeles-based character and his relationship with his pet.

"(The comedy is about an) down-but-not-out L.A-based private investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide when his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang," wrote Deadline.com's Ali Jaafar. "A series of bizarre circumstances find him doing the gang's bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers, a loan shark’s goons and other assorted shady characters. Willis’ private dick goes to extraordinary lengths to be re-united with his best friend."

Nicolas Chariter, who is producing the movie with the Cullens, Zev Foreman and Laura Ford, told Variety that Willis fans will be excited about the picture.

"This is the perfect film for Bruce, going back to his great roles in 'The Whole 9 Yards' and 'Pulp Fiction,'" Chartier told Variety.

The motion picture is expected to start shooting in Venice, California on June 29, wrote Variety.

Willis was last seen in the 2014 movie "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," opposite Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Josh Brolin. The movie was released last August to disappointing reviews and made $13.7 million domestically and another $25.6 million overseas, according to Box Office Mojo.com.

"After the near-brilliance Robert Rodriguez achieved with 2005's 'Sin City' – a film that seamlessly fused the aesthetics of the graphic novel with film noir – comes the sequel that has been promised for so long it crossed that line where people just stopped caring," wrote a review from 3AW693 News Talk.

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