Hayden Christensen will star in and executive produce the action-thriller
"American Heist" is the first feature from Christensen's newly-formed production company Glacier Films, which has financing in place and plans to produce 11 movies over the next three years.
Sarik Andreasyan will direct "American Heist," which is a remake of the 1959 Steve McQueen movie "St. Louis Bank Robbery."
Story 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.
Tove Christensen, Gevond Andreasyan, Georgy Malkov and Vladimir Poliakov are producing, while Christensen and Brody will executive produce with Joseph Nasser and Jack Nasser of Nasser Entertainment Group and Jojo Ryder.
Glacier Films is financing with Warren T. Goz. Production starts today. Paradigm is repping domestic distribution rights, while Voltage is handling international sales.
Paradigm reps Brody and Akon, while CAA reps Brewster.