Recording artist Akon arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas

Recording artist Akon arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas

*Akon, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster have joined Hayden Christensen in the cast of the action thriller “American Heist,” a remake of the 1959 Steve McQueen pic “St. Louis Bank Robbery.”

The film tells the story of two brothers with checkered pasts — one struggling on the road to normalcy, the other just released from prison — who intertwine when one drags the other into an ill-fated bank robbery spearheaded by a gang of dangerous criminals, testing the loyalty of their sibling bond and how far they will go for greed and family.

Christensen and Brody will also serve as executive producers.