'Twilight' Actor Joins John Travolta in 'Criminal Activities' (Exclusive)

9:00 AM PST 05/29/2014 by Rebecca Ford
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Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi joins a cast that includes Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens.

Twilight actor Edi Gathegi has joined the cast of thriller Criminal Activities, starring John Travolta, Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens.

Actor Jackie Earle Haley is making his directorial debut with the indie project, which centers on four young men who find themselves in trouble with the mob.

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The project, from Capacity Pictures, Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures and Producer Capital Fund, will shoot in Cleveland in June. Wayne Rice, Howard Burd and Micah Sparks are producing, with Mark Johnson, Warren Ostergard and Daniel Diamond exec producing.

Gathegi played Laurent in the Twilight franchise. More recently, he appeared on TV’s Justified and in X-Men: First Class as Armando Muñoz/Darwin. He is in the TNT pilot Proof, which has been picked up to series. He will next be seen in the indie feature This Isn’t Funny with Danielle Panabaker and the upcoming film Shiva and May with Jessica Biel.

He's repped by Framework Entertainment, ICM Partners and Gang Tyre.

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