Steven C. Miller has been set to direct Kellan Lutz in Summerstorm Entertainment and Vandal Entertainment’s action-thriller The Feud. Based on a script by David Matalon (Lemonade) and Matthew Altman (Sam & Liz: A Killer Love Story), the story follows a man named Toland (Lutz), who returns to his rural home town in the Midwest for his brother’s funeral. Going head-to-head with the local crime lord who traps him and his friends in an abandoned farming complex, Toland must use his wits and spectacular skills to battle for their lives.

Vandal’s founder Navid McIlhargey is producing alongside Film House Germany’s and Summerstorm Entertainment’s  CEO Gabriela Bacher. Production is scheduled to start this summer and Highland Film Group (HFG) will introduce the thriller to foreign buyers starting at Cannes.

Film House Germany’s current film slate includes: Jalmari Helander’s Big Game starring Samuel L. Jackson, Atom Egoyan’s Remember starring Christopher Plummer; and Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein, starring Xavier Samuel, which was recently acquired in the U.S. by Alchemy.

Lutz is represented by Ryan Daly at Zero Gravity Management and WME. Miller is repped by Charles Ferraro at UTA and Aperture Entertainment.