EXCLUSIVE: Dusk and FBI: Most Wanted actor Kellan Lutz should star in a thriller Palidowhich Los Angeles-based sales company Premiere Entertainment Group will sell in the Cannes market.
Lutz will play a lawyer with a military background who tracks down the gang that killed his wife and brother and took his daughter. Javier Reina (Region) directs from his original screenplay.
The crime thriller is set to begin principal photography on July 11 in Washington state. Additional casting is underway.
Elias Axume produces for Premiere Entertainment, which handles worldwide sales, along with Moctesuma Esparza (Selena), and Al Bravo for Al Bravo Films. Premiere’s Carlos Rincon serves as executive producer.
“We are thrilled to have Kellan on board the film,” said Elias Axume, CEO of Premiere. “He’s a dynamic actor with a wide range that elevates any movie to the next level.”
Lutz is also known for his films The legend of Hercules, The Expendables 3 and speed kills.
Recent Premiere productions include Shrapnel with Jason Patrick, black warrant with Tom Bérenger and Cam Gigandet, and Mojave Diamonds with former UFC fighters Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Chael Sonnen and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. These films are currently in post-production.
Lutz is replaced by Zero Gravity Management and Innovative Artists.