British actor Ray Winstone is traveling to New Zealand to star in manhunt thriller Tracker.

Winstone stars alongside Temuera Morrison, a Kiwi native who starred in Once Were Warriors and the second and third installments of the Star Wars franchise.

Set in 1903, Tracker centers on a guerrilla survivor of the South African Boer War who lands in colonial New Zealand and is promised a bounty to capture Kereama, a Maori seafarer accused of killing a British soldier.

The film is being directed by Ian Sharp from a script by the late Nicolas van Pallandt, who died of cancer two years ago. Tracker marks the first of van Pallandt's feature scripts to be produced.