Twilight star Ashley Greene has signed on to star alongside Pierce Brosnan in the upcoming thriller Urge.

The story follows a young woman named Theresa (Ashley Greene) who embarks on an island retreat with a group of friends, where they discover a new designer drug that appears to be perfect. They come to realize that the drug has one major side effect, causing users to lose control of their inhibitions and urges. Pierce Brosnan is playing the man who created the drug.

Aaron Kaufman, who has produced recent movies such as Machete Kills, Chef and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, is making his directorial debut. Here's what the filmmaker had to say about Ashley Greene joining the cast.

"Ashley Greene brings the gravitas and intensity that the role of Theresa demands. I am very excited to collaborate with her."

Skip Williamson and Mark Neveldine are producing through their Blackmrkt Incorporated company, with Tim Smith, Alastair Burlingham, Lee Vandermolen, Yoram Barzilai, Frank Martinez, Anthony Gudas, Clay Pecorin, Peter Fruchtman and Russell Geyser serving as executive producers. Production is scheduled to begin in New York later this month.

Ashley Greene is best known for playing Alice Cullen in the Twilight franchise. She most recently starred in Wish I Was Here and Tusk.