Actor Ron Perlman poses for photographers during the premiere of the movie Hellboy II The Golden Army in Los Angeles, California, June 28, 2008. REUTERS / Hector Mata

Ron Perlman, Josh Lawson and Emma Lung have been cast in the lead roles of the indie thriller Crave, the directing debut of Charles de Lauzirika.

Lauzirika wrote the screenplay with Robert Lawton (Sex & Sushi).

Crave centers on a troubled photographer (Lawson) whose dangerous visions wreak havoc when his romance with a young woman (Lung) ends and he is pursued by a world-weary detective (Perlman).

Lauzirika, a frequent producer of DVD and Blu-ray extras content, has worked on ancillary releases for Blade Runner, the Alien movies, Twin Peaks, Spider-Man 2, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, (500) Days of Summer and the upcoming Avatar.

Perlman starred in the Hellboy movies. He next appears in Bunraku and Season of the Witch.

Lung most recently appeared in The Boys Are Back and next appears in the thriller Triangle.

Lawson recently co-wrote and starred in Squid: The Movie.