Jason Behr,Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Natassia Malthe and Lyriq Bent have been cast inLions Gate's upcoming werewolf picture Skinwalkers, which is set to begin shooting inSeptember in Canada.

Lions Gate isproducing with Germany's Constantin Film, which is financing the project with DonCarmody and Dennis Beradi of Red Moon Films and effects house Mr X.

Jim Isaac isdirecting the 19th century tale about a 12-year-old boy who finds himself atthe centre of a battle between two warring groups of werewolves.

Lions GateInternational is selling all foreign rights except Germany at Toronto, and thedomestic releasing division is aiming for a wide North American launch in 2006.

Carmody andBeradi are serving as producers and producers Robert Kulzer and Brian Gilbertwill executive produce.

Lions Gatepresident of acquisitions and co-productions Peter Block and senior vicepresident of acquisitions Jason Constantine are overseeing production for thestudio.