Brody, Christensen and Brewster Plan AMERICAN HEIST

Trio join Sarik Andreasyan-directed action-thriller.

TheWrap is reporting that Adrien Brody (‘Detachment,’ ‘The Pianist’), Hayden Christensen (‘Vanishing on 7th Street,’ ‘Jumper’), ‘Fast and Furious’ star Jordana Brewster, and rapper Akon are to star in the action-thriller ‘American Heist’ for director Sarik Andreasyan.

A remake of the 1959 Steve McQueen movie ‘St. Louis Bank Robbery,’ the film follows “two brothers with checkered pasts who get involved in an ill-fated bank robbery spearheaded by a gang of dangerous criminals. The heist tests the strength of their sibling bond and how far they will go for family.”

Christensen’s newly-formed production banner Glacier Films is producing, with Brody serving as executive producer with Joseph Nasser and Jack Nasser of Nasser Entertainment Group. Principal photography kicks off this week in New Orleans.