Christian Slater and Wes Bentley have signed up to star in the adaptation of Stephen King's novella Dolan's Cadillac.

The thriller follows a young man (Bentley) who seeks to avenge his wife's murder by the untouchable Las Vegas mobster Jimmy Dolan (Slater).

Emmanuelle Vaugier rounds out the key cast on the project, which is scheduled to begin shooting in the Canadian regions of Saskatchewan and Quebec on May 14. Erik Canuel will direct from Richard Dooling's adapted screenplay.

Ellen Wander of Santa Monica-based Film Bridge International chief will serve as executive producer and the company is overseeing financing and will handle worldwide sales.

Slater's credits include True Romance, The Contender, Bobby and Very Bad Things.

Bentley performed a breakout role in Sam Mendes' 1999 Oscar winner American Beauty and his roles since then have included The Four Feathers opposite Heath Ledger, Ghost Rider and the recent thriller P2.