Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG), a Los Angeles-based sales, production and financing company, has announced that Jason Patric (Sleepers, Narc) and Cam Gigandet (Twilight, The Magnificent Seven) have signed on to star in action thriller SHRAPNEL which recently began principal photography.

Patric will play a rancher who crosses the border in search of his missing daughter who mysteriously vanishes during a trip to Mexico with her best friend. He decides to take matters into his own hands, with the help of a former Marine buddy (Gigandet), after the local authorities provide little help and he discovers that they are in cahoots with the dangerous cartel behind his daughter’s disappearance.

William Kaufman (The Hit List, Jarhead 3) is directing from an original screenplay by Chad Law and Johnny Walters.

Elias Axume is producing for Premiere Entertainment, which handles worldwide sales, with Al Bravo for Al Bravo Films. Premiere’s Carlos Rincon serves as executive producer alongside Stuart Alson for ITN Films. Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor are also on board as executive producers for BondIt Media Capital, who provided financing.

“We are thrilled to have Jason join the project,” said Premiere CEO Elias Axume. “He’s a terrific actor with wide range who will elevate the film, which we hope will become a breakout hit.”

Recent Premiere original productions include BLACK WARRANT starring Tom Berenger, BLOWBACK starring Randy Couture and Cam Gigandet, and THE COMMANDO starring Mickey Rourke and Michael Jai White which was recently released in the U.S. by Saban Films.

Patric is repped by The Kohner Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP. Gigandet is repped by Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), Luber Roklin Entertainment, and Joey Stanton at Vybe Trybe.