Shane West by Barry King/ WireImage.com
Former ER star Shane West is ready to ignite the big screen in Kerosene Cowboys.

The actor is in talks to star in the action thriller, along with one-time O.C.-er Cam Gigandet and Rachael Leigh Cook, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Based on a Randy Arrington novel, the film will follow the hard-knock lives of - no, not cowboys - but Navy pilots. Gigandet will play a "hot-shot pilot," while West will play his BFF-turned-enemy, and Cook will be a journalist and Gigandet's love interest.

Soap star Mario van Peebles will direct and Adam Prince will write the screenplay. - Joyce Eng

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