Envision Media Arts (EMA) announced today that Peter Facinelli will co-star in Freezer, an action/thriller shooting this month in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Facinelli joins Dylan McDermott in the film directed by Mikael Salomon from a script by Tom Doganoglu and Shane Weisfeld. Lee Nelson and David Buelow will produce for Envision Media. Yuliya Snigir (A Good Day to Die Hard) also joins the cast.

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. Surprised as anyone would be, Robert finds he is not alone in the freezer when he finds Sam (Facinelli) hiding behind a series of boxes. Unsure of each other, but stuck in a battle together, the two must join forces and fight for their lives before freezing to death, as the truth slowly reveals itself.

Here's what producer Lee Nelson had to say about the new cast member.

"Peter Facinelli will surprise a lot of people with this character. There is a subtlety and depth to his choices that keeps us guessing at every turn. It's something we haven't seen from him before and it's truly exciting to watch."

Peter Facinelli most recently starred in the Twilight series as Dr. Carlisle Cullen and in Twilight as Dr. Fitch Cooper. Upcoming films include Gallows Hill with Sophia Myles and Nathalia Ramos. Facinelli is represented by APA and Untitled Entertainment.

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.