Michael Madsen has signed on to star with Eric Lively in the indie action flick, Deep Winter.

The film, directed by Mickey Hilb, revolves around childhood best friends who want to be the first to ski a peak in Alaska, reports Variety.

Shooting for Deep Winter has already begun in Utah; the production moves to Alaska after that. Kellan Lutz, Peyton List, Luke Goss and Robert Carradine also star.