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Some actors have the innate ability to become legends within a specific genre. Bill Murray has the realm of comedy, Daniel Day-Lewis has the world of highbrow Oscar bait films, and Bruce Willis is everybody's favorite action star. Ever since his Die Hard days, Willis has become known as the go-to Hollywood tough guy who can spout one-liners while blowing away his villains. It's what he does best, and his next project appears to play directly into that God-given talent.
According to a new report from The Tracking Board, it looks like Bruce Willis has officially lined up his next major silver screen project. Titled First Kill, the project follows the story of a father and son who find themselves swept up in the criminal underworld upon witnessing a murder in a forest following a botched bank robbery. This subsequently leads to the criminals taking the boy captive in order to track down their lost loot. Willis has signed on to play the role of a local police chief racing against time to save the man's son from his captors and bring the bank robbers to justice. Basically, it's the type of role that Bruce Willis can easily slide into like a well-worn glove.
Although he's been one of Hollywood's most reliable action stars for decades, Bruce Willis really hasn't shown any signs of slowing down with age. He first gained notoriety as an eternal badass in the late 1980s with his iconic role as John McClane in the Die Hard series, and ever since then he has almost always portrayed similarly righteous tough guys who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty in order to beat the bad guys. He's admittedly developed a reputation for being notoriously hard to work with -- just ask Sylvester Stallone about the development of The Expendables 3 -- but that doesn't change the fact that Bruce Willis represents 1980s Hollywood machismo at its absolute finest.
Just take a look at the following video to check out all of the property destruction Bruce Willis has caused over the years throughout his career:
It's abundantly clear that Bruce Willis knows the type of film we want to see him make, and at this point he seems more than happy to oblige. We will keep you up to date regarding all of the latest and greatest details pertaining to First Kill as they become available to us. The action-thriller will commence production later this summer in Cincinnati. Stay tuned for more details!