Denise Richards and Jane Seymour have joined the cast of “Adi Shankar‘s Gods and Secrets,” which marks the directorial debut of the executive producer behind “Dredd,” “The Grey” and “Lone Survivor,” TheWrap has learned.
“Twilight” stars Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone lead an ensemble that also includes “You’re Next” heroine Sharni Vinson, “Transparent” actress Alexandra Billings, comedian Andy Milonakis and WWE legend ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page.
Shankar and his longtime collaborator Stewart Yost are co-directing “Gods and Secrets,” which explores the darker ramifications of a world filled with superheroes — for the people they protect and the famous heroes themselves. The dark genre project aims to put a fresh spin on iconic superhero tropes and mythos by creating a world that will shock and surprise both new and longtime comic fans.
Shawn Deloache (“New Adventures of Peter and Wendy”) wrote the script, and the indie will be produced by Jenni Powell and Discourse Productions.
Shankar recently produced the “Power/Rangers” fan film starring James Van Der Beek that set the Internet on fire, as well as prior “bootlegs” such as “The Punisher: Dirty Laundry,” “Venom: Truth in Journalism” and “James Bond: In Service of Nothing.” Shankar’s acting career has also been heating up following an appearance in “The Voices” alongside Ryan Reynolds, though it’s unclear whether he’ll take a role in “Gods and Secrets.”
Richards’ feature credits include “Wild Things,” “Starship Troopers” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” while Seymour is best known as “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.” She also co-starred in “Wedding Crashers” and executive produced the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” Richards and Seymour previously shared the screen in Dan Rosen’s indie comedy “Freeloaders.”
Seymour is represented by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment, while Richards is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and LINK Entertainment.