Sep 19, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: Twilight actors Kellan Lutz and Cam Gigandet are reuniting on screen for the first time in action crime-thriller Desert Dawn.
While Lutz and Gigandet’s characters clashed in Twilight, this time the actors team up as the newly appointed small-town sheriff (Lutz) and his begrudging deputy (Gigandet) who get tangled in a web of lies and corruption involving shady businessmen and the cartel while investigating the murder of a mysterious woman.
L.A.-based sales and production outfit Premiere Entertainment Group is behind the project, which began filming this week in Nevada. The production received a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement to allow filming during the union strikes.
Marty Murray (Paranormal Island) directs the movie from an original screenplay by Chad Law and Johnny Walters.
Premiere’s Elias Axume produces with Al Bravo of Al Bravo Films. Jason Abustan and Mehrab H. Deboo executive-produce alongside Carlos Rincon.
Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor also are on board as executive producers for BondIt Media Capital. Justin Nesbitt, Michael Pizzimenti, and Michelle Wang co-produce the film. Premiere Entertainment is handling world sales.
Lutz and Gigandet played Emmett Cullen and “tracker” vampire James, respectively, in the smash Twilight franchise. Lutz also has starred in movies including The Legend of Hercules, The Expendables 3 and Immortals. Gigandet has appeared in such films as Never Back Down, Burlesque, Priest and The Magnificent Seven.
Lutz is repped by Zero Gravity Management, Innovative Artists and Jeff Endlich. Gigandet is repped by Independent Artist Group, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Vybe Trybe.