Shiva Negar is set to play a key role in American Assassin, the Michael Cuesta-directed adaptation of the bestselling Vince Flynn thriller novel series for CBS Films and Lionsgate. She joins Dylan O’Brien, who plays CIA black ops agent Mitch Rapp, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch and Sanaa Lathan.

Negar, who stars in the CBC sitcom Four In The Morning, will play a Turkish agent who teams with CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp and his mentor Stan Hurley (Keaton) to catch a man (Kitsch) trying to start World War III in the Middle East. Stephen Schiff wrote the script and Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Nick Wechsler.

Negar is Iran-born, and raised in Turkey and Canada. She’s repped by The Characters and Crimson Media.