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Aaron Eckhart To Battle For L.A.

Aaron Eckhart is now attached to star in sci-fi actioner BATTLE: LOS ANGELES at Columbia from director Jonathan Liebesman, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Neal Moritz' Original Films is producing. Eckhart, who memorably played Harvey Dent/Two Face in this summer's THE DARK KNIGHT, will be the star of a major action film for the first time. He's also had starring roles in IN THE COMPANY OF MEN and THANK YOU FOR SMOKING.

Chris Bertolini's script follows a Marine platoon's battle against an alien invasion of Los Angeles. Eckhart would play the platoon leader, but no start date has been set.