Los Angeles: Actor Orlando Bloom is set to star in "Smart Chase: Fire & Earth".

Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom. Pic/Santa Banta

A Shanghai-set action-packed thriller will be directed by French helmer Julien Seri, reported Variety.

The film revolves around a washed-up private security agent who gets ambushed as he attempts to escort a pricey Chinese antique out of Shanghai.

Jerome Salle is serving as executive producer on the film, which will start shooting in August.

The movie is being produced by Paris-based Eskwad and Chinese outfit Bliss Media.