Twilight vampire movie franchise and FBI: Most Wanted TV series star Kellan Lutz has signed on to headline the upcoming crime action thriller Palido. The film is being directed and written by Javier Reyna, who most recently wrote the action film Black Warrant, which stars another Twilight alumnae, Cam Gigandet. Elias Axume is producing Palido for Premiere Entertainment with Al Bravo for Al Bravo Films. Both producers recently collaborated on The Commando starring Mickey Rourke and Shrapnel with actor Jason Patric.
According to Deadline, principal photography for Palido is set to begin this summer on July 11 in the Washington state area. Meanwhile, further casting announcements are soon expected. Axume also released a statement regarding the Lutz’s starring role in the film, stating that “We are excited to have Kellan on board the film.” The producer also added that,“He’s a dynamic actor with wide range that elevates any film to the next level.” Lutz will be playing an attorney with a military background who goes on the hunt for gang members linked to his wife and brother’s deaths and daughter’s kidnapping.
Lutz was most recently seen on the Netflix superhero series The Guardians of Justice and various seasons of the hit CBS show FBI: Most Wanted with Julian McMahon. The actor is next set to appear in the WWII action film Come Out Fighting, alongside Dolph Lundgren and Michael Jai White. Lutz is most known for starring in all five film entries of the Twilight franchise with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. However, Lutz has also proven his action movie chops with major action film franchise entries like Expendables 3 and will undoubtedly bring that experience into his role with Palido.