Sylvester Stallone will star with Kurt Russell in "Setup," to be directed by Andrei Konchalovsky for the Guber-Peters production company at Warner Bros.

Stallone and Russell will play rival cops, each with the reputation of being Los Angeles' best. They are set up for killing a federal agent by an assassin hired by two powerful crime families.The two are imprisoned among cons they helped arrest, escaping to track down the criminals who framed them.