Actress Malin Akerman has signed onto star in the action-thriller Medallion alongside Nicolas Cage for Millenium Films.

The story centers on a former thief (Nicolas Cage) who has only a matter of hours to find his kidnapped daughter, who is locked in the trunk of a New York City taxi cab. Malin Akerman will play the thief's ex-girlfriend, a former bank robber, who helps him find his daughter.

Simon West (The Mechanic) will direct Medallion from a screenplay by David Guggenheim. McG is producing along with James A. Holt, Jesse Kennedy, and Matthew Joynes.

Principal photography will begin next month in New Orleans.