Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to take over from Dominic Cooper in 'Motor City'.
The 'Brokeback Mountain' star is talking with producers to play a convict who when released from prison begins to hunt down the men who framed him.
Amber Heard and Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman are already signed up to co-star in the film, which has been written by Chad St. John.
'Mamma Mia!' actor Dominic had to leave the project due to a scheduling conflict with Roger Donaldson's 'Cities', to which he is also signed up to.
Albert Hughes is directing the action thriller.
Jake was last seen in well received time-thriller 'Source Code', which was released last year, and will next appear in cop drama 'End of Watch'.
Dominic has a number of movies coming up following on from his appearance as Milton Greene in 'My Week with Marilyn'.
In addition to 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', he is also expected to appear in 'My Dinner with Herve', which is set for release in 2013.