*Looking to get more mileage out of its relationship with “Furious 7” star Tyrese Gibson, Universal Pictures has optioned “Desert Eagle,” an action film written by Gibson and Mike Le.
The script centers on a pair of border patrol agents investigating a drug cartel being operated out of a Native American reservation casino.
According to Deadline.com, Gibson will executive produce through his Voltron Filmz.
Gibson last starred in 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6,” which grossed $788 million worldwide, as well as Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity.” Aside from reprising his Roman Pierce role in “Furious 7,” he co-stars with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Antoine Fuqua-directed “Southpaw” and opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in the Tim Story-directed “Ride Along 2.”
He’s set to appear in “Empire” this season, and his final album, “Black Rose,” will be released May 5.