Danny Dyer has been cast in the upcoming British thriller Assassin, which is set in London.

The movie will see Dyer play a professional contract killer who compromises himself when he realises that his latest victim is the estranged father of the girl he has fallen in love with.

J.K. Amalou will direct the project from his own script, as well as producing alongside Jonathan Sothcott.

Sothcott previously worked with Dyer on the new action film Vendetta.

"JK has written a brilliantly slick script and I cannot wait to start work with him, he's a force of nature of a filmmaker," Sothcott said.

"I look forward to continuing building the new Danny Dyer brand with Assassin and Vendetta."

Filming is scheduled to begin in August.