Former Twilight villain and star of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Cam Gigandet, is joining Narc’s Jason Patric in the upcoming action thriller film, Shrapnel. The film is being directed by William Kaufman, who previously directed films such as One in the Chamber starring Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jr. Shrapnel is being written by Johnny Walters and prolific scriptwriter Chad Law, who recently penned Section Eight, starring Mickey Rourke, and Lights Out with Frank Grillo. Kaufman and Law have previously collaborated on several other films, including Daylight’s End.
According to Deadline, Shrapnel is currently in production and filming is underway. The film reportedly focuses on the character of ex-Marine Sean, who is fueled by an unstoppable rage after his daughter goes missing while attending a party just south of the U.S./Mexican border. Soon, Sean and his old war buddy are ready to take on a powerful drug cartel to find his daughter. Producing the action film are Elias Axume of Premiere Entertainment and Al Bravo of Al Bravo Films. Al Bravo Films recently wrapped production on Skeletons in the Closet, starring Empire’s Terence Howard.
Patric recently starred in Demian Bichir’s A Circus Story & A Love Song with Eva Longoria and Diane Kruger, and is known for the cult classic film, The Lost Boys. Meanwhile, Gigandet will next be appearing in action-thriller, Deep Six, and Violent Night with Stranger Things’ David Harbour. Considering the pedigree of the genre talent, writing and directing on Shrapnel, it seems that action movie fans are likely to be in for quite the treat.