Ultimately, the final lead of Romeo Akbar Walter has been finalised. John Abraham will star in the spy-thriller after Sushant Singh Rajput dropped out of the project. The final casting has been in talks since M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story star chose to part ways with the project.

RAW as the movie is being called will be shot in 60-days start-to-finish schedule, starting from June 1 in parts of Gujarat, Srinagar, and Nepal. The thriller flick is set against the backdrop of Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. It is said to be inspired by true events.

The flick is written and will be directed by Robbie Grewal and produced by Dheeraj Wadhwan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Walia, and Gary Grewal. Romeo Akbar Walter is scheduled to go on floors from June 1. The film is expected to release later in the year. ALSO READ: Janhvi Kapoor Resumes Shoot For Her Debut Film Dhadak – Read Deets

Film Trade Analyst too took to his micro-blogging site to share the news and wrote, “John Abraham in #RAW #RomeoAkbarWalter… Robbie Grewal directs… 60-day start-to-finish shoot starts 1 June 2018 in Gujarat, Srinagar and Nepal… Produced by Dheeraj Wadhwan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Walia and Gary Grewal.” Check out the tweet here:

Meanwhile, John will soon be seen in the film Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran. The film also stars Diana Penty alongside him. It was initially slated to hit the theatres last year but has been postponed on multiple occasions. Watch this space for further updates.