Moviehole is reporting that Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski, Aden Young, Ben Mendelsohn, Lachy Hulme and Firass Dirani have joined director Gary McKendry's action thriller The Killer Elite.

They join previously cast Dominic Purcell, Jason Statham and Clive Owen.

Based on Ranulph Fiennes novel "The Family Men," the story follows a group of former British special forces members who are being hunted by assassins, lead by Statham's character.

Production on The Killer Elite is currently underway in Melbourne.