BOOGIE NIGHTS star Thomas Jane has won the lead role in the big screen version of comic book character The Punisher.

Hunky Jane, star of Dreamcatcher, will be directed by ARMAGGEDDON writer JONATHAN HENSLIGH - who has also penned the screenplay.

The plot will revolve around FBI undercover agent FRANK CASTLE who goes out for revenge after his family is executed in front of him because of his work.