The Vampire Diaries' star Nina Dobrev, James Remar and Derek Mears have joined the cast of the indie action thriller Deathgames from Motion Picture Corporation.

According to Heat Vision, the story centers on a young man (Kellan Lutz) who is kidnapped and forced into the savage world of a modern gladiator arena, where men fight to the death for entertainment of the online masses in games orchestrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Dobrev is playing Lutz's wife.

Remar is playing a mysterious character named Tall Man, while Mears is a fighter named Brutus Jackson.

Jonah Loop is making his directorial debut with the film. Production is currently underway in Louisiana.