Tom Hanks to star in `Hurt Locker` sequel

London: Tom Hanks is all set to star in the sequel to Kathryn Bigelow`s Oscar-winning movie `The Hurt Locker`.

The 54-year-old actor is a part of `Triple Frontier` now, producer Charles Roven has confirmed, Contactmusic reported.

"Tom Hanks is starring in the film and we`re looking to cast other roles. We`re hoping to start shooting the movie sometime in mid-March," said the `Batman Begins` producer.

The Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal scrpited movie is set on the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, a notoriously difficult-to-police area and a well-known base for organised crime.

Hanks, who last starred as the voice of Woody in hugely successful `Toy Story 3` has a number of projects lined up in 2011 and 2012, including `Larry Crowne` alongside Julia Roberts and Bryan Cranston, and eagerly anticipated novel adaptation `Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close` with Sandra Bullock.