Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG), a Los Angeles-based production, financing, and sales company, has announced that Kellan Lutz (Twilight franchise, The Legend of Hercules) has signed on to star in crime thriller PALIDO which starts principal photography on July 11th in the state of Washington. Additional cast will be announced closer to the start of production.

Lutz will play an attorney with a military past who hunts down the gang that killed his wife and brother, and took his daughter. Javier Reyna (Regionrat) is directing from his original screenplay.

Elias Axume is producing for Premiere Entertainment, which handles worldwide sales, with Moctesuma Esparza (Selena, The Milagro Beanfield War), and Al Bravo for Al Bravo Films. Premiere’s Carlos Rincon serves as executive producer.

“We are excited to have Kellan on board the film,” said Premiere CEO Elias Axume. “He’s a dynamic actor with wide range that elevates any film to the next level.”

Recent Premiere original productions include SHRAPNEL with Jason Patric, BLACK WARRANT with Tom Berenger and Cam Gigandet, and MOJAVE DIAMONDS with former UFC fighters Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Chael Sonnen, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. All films are currently in post-production.