Envision Media Arts (EMA) announced today that Dylan McDermott will star in Freezer, an action-thriller shooting this month in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mikael Salomon will direct from a script by Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld. Lee Nelson and David Buelow will produce for Envision Media.

Robert (McDermott), an everyday guy, finds himself tested beyond human endurance when he awakens to find himself locked in an industrial freezer by Russian thugs. They insist he returns the $8 million dollars he stole from them, the only problem is, Robert has no idea what they are talking about.... As he fights for his life before freezing to death, the truth slowly reveals itself.

Here's what producer Lee Nelson had to say about the casting addition.

"We are excited that Dylan McDermott and Mikael Salomon have come together on this project. Their collaboration will combine Dylan's intensity as an actor with Salomon's powerful direction to capture an edge of your seat fight for life."

Dylan McDermott will next be seen in Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman for director Antoine Fuqua, and Behaving Badly with Selena Gomez for director Tim Garrick. Recent films include The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Campaign, and Nobody Walks. McDermott has also returned in a different starring role to the highly acclaimed American Horror Story from Ryan Murphy on FX. McDermott is represented by CAA and The Schiff Company.

Mikael Salomon is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning director and cinematographer. As a director he is best known for his work on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers as well as the mini-series The Company, The Andromeda Strain and Coma. Salomon has had a long career as a cinematographer, shooting over fifty films including The Abyss and Backdraft, both for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and Far and Away. Salomon is represented by CAA.