Armand Assante and Christina Vidal have joined Russian star Alexander Nevsky, Billy Zane and Bai Ling on the US-Russian mystery Magic Man that started filming in Las Vegas last week.

The story revolves around a famous magician played by Zane who is suspected of being a serial killer. Nevsky plays the Las Vegas police officer on the case and Assante will portray a police lieutenant.

Vidal will play an unsuspecting tourist who strays into the path of the suspected killer. Robert Davi plays another police officer and Ling is the magician's assistant. Stuart Cooper is directing.

Nevsky and his producing partner on Magic Man, Gregory Raskin, claim the film will be the first US-Russian co-production to be shot entirely in the US. It is set for theatrical release in Russia in 2009.

Nevsky appeared in the Russian theatrical hits Moscow Heat and Treasure Raiders.