Morgan Freeman will star in director John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard, Behind Enemy Lines, Max Payne)‘s The Manuscript. 

The film which is being produced by Mike Witherill and Mark Williams and financed by The Fyzz Facility, will be introduced to buyers in Toronto this week by the Highland Film Group, along with CAA.

A cat and mouse style thriller, The Manuscript centers on a jailed genius convict (Morgan Freeman), who leads an ambitious junior book editor, through clues in his memoir, to the 20 million in missing diamonds he stole years earlier. As the junior editor gets closer to finding out the truth about the mystery, he falls into a greater criminal ploy that leaves his life in danger.

Principal photography will begin October 8.

Freeman just starred in Going in Style with Michael Caine and Alan Arkin and just wrapped the film Villa Capri, which is set for release later this year.