Amber Heard has joined Drive Angry, starring opposite Nicolas Cage in the Patrick Lussier-directed 3D action movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Drive Angry centers on a man (Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.

Billy Burke, who plays Kristen Stewart's father in the Twilight movies, already is on board as a cult leader.

Heard is stepping into the action field for the first time, taking on the role of diner employee who partners with Cage to find his granddaughter.

Production will begin this month in Shreveport, La.