Bruce Willis will star in the $60m thriller Expiration from financier-producer Emmett / Furla Films.

Brian Tucker’s screenplay centres on a hitman who is poisoned and has to find a cure before he dies.

Emmett / Furla will fully finance and is aiming to lock in a director in order to commence sales in June.

Tucker is producing and Steven Eads serves as executive producer.

The producers anticipate a March 2014 start. CAA is on board to sell North America.