Akon Cast In Indie Thriller ‘American Heist’

Fresh off a recent appearance on VH1's hit series "Hit The Floor," Platinum-selling recording artist and producer Akon has been cast to appear in "American Heist," an indie thriller.

A remake of the 1953 Steve McQueen movie "The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery," "American Heist" follows two brothers with shady pasts, working towards some sense of normal lives. When one drags the other into a doomed bank robbery led by a gang of criminals, their loyalty to each other is tested.

Akon joins Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody in "American Heist."

Production begun earlier this week.