Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster have signed on to star in the action project American Heist, alongside Hayden Christensen and Akon.

The project is a remake of the 1959 caper The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery that starred Steve McQueen, which was based on actual events. The story follows two brothers who become involved in bank heist with deadly criminals which goes awry. Their situation strengthens the bond between them, as they show how far each will go to protect their family.

Sarik Andreasyan is directing, with Tove Christensen, Gevond Andreasyan, Georgy Malkov and Vladimir Poliakov producing. Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody will executive produce, alongside Jack Nasser, Joseph Nasser, and JoJo Ryder. Production started today in New Orleans. The project is the first to come out of Hayden Christensen's new company Glacier Films.