Adam Beach takes kindly to 'Stranger'

Actor to star in action film opposite Steve Austin

Adam Beach will star opposite "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in "The Stranger," an action vehicle for the wrestling star being directed by Rob Lieberman. Nasser Entertainment Group and Caliber Media are financing and producing.

The man-on-the-run story follows an FBI agent (Beach) who is tracking down a material witness (Austin) involved in a top-secret investigation.

Erica Cerra, best known from the SyFy series "Eureka" who also is cast in Fox's "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," will play a psychiatrist involved in the case.

Jack and Joe Nasser are producing with Caliber's Jack Heller and Dallas Sonnier.

"Stranger" begins lensing this week in Vancouver.

It will be the second film on which Austin, NEG and Caliber have partnered. The first, "Damage," a bare-knuckles fight film, is looking at a 2010 theatrical release.

Beach, repped by ICM and manager Daniel Spilo, will have a featured role on the next season of HBO's "Big Love."