Cam Gigandet has signed on to star opposite Paul Bettany in Priest, director Scott Stewart's horror Western for Screen Gems.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film was adapted by Cory Goodman from a TokyoPop comic book, and is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires and follows a warrior priest (Bettany) who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.

Gigandet plays a young wasteland sheriff who is part vampire. He partners with Bettany to save the girl he loves, the niece. That latter part has yet to be cast.

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No production date has been set.