According to The Hollywood Reporter, Drive Angry centers on a man (Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.
Billy Burke, who plays Kristen Stewart's father in the Twilight movies, already is on board as a cult leader.
Heard is stepping into the action field for the first time, taking on the role of diner employee who partners with Cage to find his granddaughter.
Production will begin this month in Shreveport, La.
Drive Angry was released February 25th, 2011 and stars Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse, Todd Farmer, Christa Campbell, Charlotte Ross. The film is directed by Patrick Lussier.