LOS ANGELES: Hollywood veteran Mel Gibson will be playing the lead role in upcoming thriller movie “Hot Seat”.

According to Deadline, the 65-year-old actor will also produce the feature film which will be directed by James Cullen Bressack.

“Hot Seat” follows an ex-hacker who is forced to break into high-level banking institutions by an anonymous man who planted a bomb under his chair at his office.

Gibson plays the man who must try to penetrate the booby-trapped building to get the young man off the hot seat.

The film is based on a story by Leon Langford and Collin Watts.

“Hot Seat” will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla along with Bressack.