Tye Sheridan, Mel Gibson in talks for this upcoming film

Mel Gibson and Tye Sheridan

Actors Mel Gibson and Tye Sheridan are in final negotiations to star in Blacklist screenplay BLACK FILES by Ryan King, based on the novel by Shannon Burke.

Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, who last helmed the critically acclaimed A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN, will direct it, reports variety.com

Sheridan will also be a producer on the film with production slated to begin second quarter, 2019. 

BLACK FILES is the story of a young paramedic, Ollie Cross, navigating his first year on the job. He's partnered with Rutkovsky, an experienced medic who thrusts Ollie into the harsh realities of New York's inner-city streets. 

Amidst high crime rates, homelessness, and widespread drug use, Ollie finds his perspective on life and death beginning to shift.