Kilmer, Roberts Conduct Experiment

Val Kilmer, Eric Roberts, Armand Assante, Megan Brown and Patrick Muldoon have all joined the indie suspense thriller “The Steam Experiment” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The feature revolves around six people trapped and terrorized in an urban Turkish bathhouse. Kilmer plays a former university professor who overheats his hostages to prove that humans will devolve into chaos under the pressures of global warming.

He tells a detective (Assante) that their location will be revealed if his hypothesis is printed as the local paper’s front-page headline. The six potential victims are a former pro football player (Roberts), a former actress (Brown), a nurse (Muldoon), a waitress (Eve Mauro), a restaurateur (Quinn Duffy) and a writer (Cordelia Reynolds).

As temperatures rise, the desperate detainees fight for survival. Philippe Martinez (“Citizen Verdict,” “Wake of Death”) helms the film based on a script by Rob Malkani (“Day Zero”). Shooting recently got underway in Grand Rapids, Michigan.