Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz, and Charlie HunnamAP

Now that would be a triple threat.

Charlie Hunnam is set to star in "Lawless" director John Hillcoat's "Triple Nine," reports TheWrap. He'll take on the role of a young LAPD officer who gets caught up in a deadly heist scheme, a part originally slated for "Lawless" star Shia LaBeouf.

The much-delayed crime thriller -- it was supposed to film this spring -- centers on a ring of thieves who plan to kill Hunnam's rookie cop on a bid to divert the law from their true crime, an audacious heist. "Triple Nine" (or 999) is a reference to the police code for officer down.

Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz are reportedly in talks for key roles, with Blanchett circling the part of a mob boss's manipulative wife and Waltz eyeing the part of Hunnam's uncle, a fellow cop investigating the heist.

Filming may start as early as this fall, to free up Hunnam for shooting "Crimson Peak" with his "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro in early 2014. The actor also stars in the gritty FX series "Sons of Anarchy."

[via TheWrap h/t Indiewire]
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