'Transamerica's' Kevin Zegers gets 'Frozen'

Snowy survival tale is from writer-director Adam Green

Kevin Zegers is packing his mittens and long underwear.

The "Transamerica" actor has been cast in the snowy survival tale "Frozen." Written and directed by Adam Green, the film will be produced by Peter Block through his shingle, A Bigger Boat. Cory Neal is also producing.

In "Frozen," Zegers plays a snowboarder who gets stranded on a chairlift halfway up a New England mountain along with his best friend (Shawn Ashmore) and his girlfriend (Emma Bell) as the slopes close for the weekend. The college students must fight the icy elements and a hungry pack of wolves to survive.

Filming begins next week in Utah.

Zegers, repped by CAA and Untitled Management, also has appeared in "The Jane Austen Book Club" and "Dawn of the Dead." He recently was cast as Clyde Barrow opposite Hilary Duff as Bonnie Parker in the indie film "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde."