Production Weekly reports that "The O.C.'s" Benjamin McKenzie will join Sam Jackson in the thriller Pacific Air 121, which David Ellis is directing.

Jackson plays an FBI agent on a long quest to bring a ruthless mob boss to justice. He finds himself a witness and takes him on a commercial flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles. Trouble is, the mob boss has loaded the cargo with all kinds of venomous snakes. Rookie pilot (McKenzie) and frightened passengers must band together to survive.

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Filming will take place in Vancouver beginning June 13th and wrap production August 24th.