LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Ron Perlman has signed on to star in a criminal action thriller, "Savage Mutts," which is to begin shooting in Los Angeles this January, producers said.
Perlman is the star of the "Hellboy" film franchise and TV's "Sons of Anarchy." His upcoming movie project was written and is to be directed by Nika Agiashvili.
Perlman will play Terry "Shotgun" Coburn, "who after he is released from maximum-security prison sets out on a path of revenge and rampage through the criminal underworld, as he seeks out a final confrontation with his brother -- a dark and powerful crime boss," a synopsis said.
"Nika is a writer-director whose ex-Soviet Republic Georgian background brings a raw, edgy, darkly comedic sensibility to his characters and storytelling -- which talent is clearly reacting to. He fits squarely into the gritty, 'partners-in-crime' brand we've been cultivating here at Energy ... . I'm excited to help bring his vision for 'Savage Mutts' to life," production company Energy Independent's Brooklyn Weaver said in a statement Tuesday.