Lost's Daniel Dae Kim has booked a role in the action thriller Deathgames, starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz in the Motion Picture Corporation of America production.

According to Heat Vision, Jonah Loop is making his directorial debut with the film.

The story centers on a young man (Lutz) who is kidnapped by a sadistic mastermind (Jackson) and forced into a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Kim is playing a fellow prisoner, an artist who happens to be a master of kendo (samurai-style sword fighting), a skill that comes in handy when he competes for his life and his wife's.

Deathgames begins production next month in Louisiana.