edi_gathegiLupita is not the only Kenyan hollywood star set for blockbuster roles. Actor, Edi Gathegi has been cast in a crime thriller that also stars John Travolta, Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens.

Dubbed Criminal Activities, the flick is an Indie thriller which centers on four young men who find themselves in trouble with the mob. They reunite at a former classmate’s funeral. During the service, one of them shares some Wall Street insider knowledge that the group sees as a chance to make them millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes bad, and they lose their investment, which is particularly bad news for one of them, since he borrowed his share from a mobster, who wants his money back.

Gathegi played Laurent in the Twilight franchise. More recently, he appeared on TV’s Justified and in X-Men: First Class as Armando Muñoz/Darwin. He is in the TNT pilot Proof, which has been picked up to series. He will next be seen in the indie feature This Isn’t Funny with Danielle Panabaker and the upcoming film Shiva and May with Jessica Biel.

-Hollywood Reporter