Morgan O'Neill, a winner of the Australian "Project Greenlight," co-wrote the script and is directing the feature, which is being produced by Dark Castle's Joel Silver, Susan Downey and David Gambino.
Cusack will play an obsessed cop who, with his partner, is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. When his teenage daughter disappears, the cop drops any professional restraint and goes all out to get the killer.
O'Neill wrote Factory with Paul Leyden, an Australian actor who starred in "As the World Turns" and "LAX." Dark Castle picked up the script preemptively a year ago. The movie is slated to go before cameras in January.