'Criminal' casting: Gary Oldman to join Kevin Costner

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British actor Gary Oldman

"Harry Potter" and "Batman" fixture Gary Oldman is close to joining the cast of sci-fi thriller "Criminal."

It's Costner who will be taking the title role, that of a wanted man who finds himself in posession of the memories and skillset belonging to a deceased CIA agent.

Oldman's part has not been confirmed but his pending involvement was picked up on by TheWrap, citing a source close to the production.

The film is to be directed by Ariel Vroman, whose most recent project was 2012's "The Iceman," an adaptation of the true life tale behind a crime family hitman, with the likes of Winona Ryder, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta in support.

He'll be directing from a script written by David Weisberg and Douglas Cook, the screenwriting pair who collaborated on "The Rock" (1996) and "Double Jeopardy" (1999).

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