Dustin Hoffman and 'Punk'd' star Dax Shepard are in talks about the lead roles in a new movie called 'Car Wars'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the film tells the story of a snobby car dealer (Hoffman) who sees his business ruined when a classic cars showroom (owned by Shepard's character) opens across the street.

The new arrival then befriends his business rival, despite the older man's hostility.

Hoffman will next be seen on Irish cinema screens in 'I Heart Huckabees'; it opens on 26 November.