Voltage Pictures will finance and produce an untitled Bruce Willis action comedy and is in the midst of talks with Cannes buyers.

Willis plays a Venice Beach private investigator who goes up against gang leaders, Samoan brothers and a loan shark after his dog is stolen.

Production is scheduled to commence on June 29 in Venice, California. Mark and Robb Cullen will direct and produce alongside Voltage chief Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman and Laura Ford.

Voltage, CAA and WME represent US rights to the film.

“Once I sat in a room with Mark and Robb and heard their vision, I was convinced they would deliver a killer fun fast-paced, cool, action comedy,” said Chartier. “This is the perfect film for Bruce, going back to his great roles in The Whole 9 Yards and Pulp Fiction.” 

Chartier brokered the deal on behalf of Voltage with CAA and Julian Zajfren of Ziffren Law on behalf of Willis and Mark Ankner of WME Global and Cliff Roberts of WME and Peter C Sample of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer on behalf of the Cullens.