Ventimiglia to co-star in Screen Gems' heist film

Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno and Milo Ventimiglia have signed on to Screen Gems’ heist actioner “Armored.”

Nimrod Antal (“Vacancy”) will direct from a screenplay by James V. Simpson. Matt Dillon, Columbus Short, Fred Ward and Skeet Ulrich have already boarded the project, which is shooting in Los Angeles.

Story centers on a young armored car guard who is persuaded by his veteran cohorts to empty a truck of its $10 million cargo.

Sam Raimi, Josh Donen and Dan Farah are producing. Chris Lemos and Luis Guerrero exec produce.

Ventimiglia, a star of the NBC skein “Heroes,” recently wrapped “Game” for Lakeshore and the indie “Chaos Theory.”

Fishburne has six films in the can, including “21″ and “The Death and Life of Bobby Z.”

Reno (“The Da Vinci Code”) has appeared in a number of actioners both here and in France, including “Ronin” and “La femme Nikita.”

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