Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi is reportedly in talks to star in his first major film since he confronted Tom Hanks as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips.

If Abdi signs on, he would join a cast that includes Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, according to Variety.com.

The casting news could not have come at a better time for the 28 year old, who recently opened up about the financial struggles he has faced since filming on Captain Phillips wrapped.

Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, and Ezra Miller are also in negotiations to join the cast for the film, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in July, 2015.