*Mekhi Phifer will put down his stethoscope and pick up a rifle for the upcoming film "Hunter's Moon," a live action drama based on a graphic novel by James L. White.
The actor, who currently stars as Dr. Pratt on NBC's "ER," will play a stockbroker who takes his son on a weekend hunting trip in the woods. The teen is kidnapped, forcing the father to do the criminals' bidding to save the boy's life, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"Hunter's Moon" was published as a five-part comic series last year, and released in novel form this month via Boom Entertainment, which will produce the film. White is in final negotiations to adapt "Moon" as his first feature screenplay since the biopic "Ray."
Phifer most recently produced and starred in Facilitator's $13 million drama "This Christmas."