John Crowley set to shoot thriller
by Naman Ramachandran
12/04/2012 - Director John Crowley (pictured - Is Anybody There? [trailer]) will begin production next week on Focus Features and Working Title Films’ untitled international suspense thriller starring Eric Bana (Hanna [trailer]) and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona [trailer]), based on an original screenplay by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things [trailer]).
In the film, two ex-lovers, Martin (Bana) and Claudia (Hall), find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they are joined together on the defence team in a terrorism trial.
The rest of the cast includes Riz Ahmed (Trishna [trailer, film focus]), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady [trailer]), Kenneth Cranham (Made In Dagenham [trailer]), Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy [trailer]), Ciarán Hinds (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [trailer]) and Julia Stiles (The Cry Of The Owl).
Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing the film with Chris Clark (The Guard [trailer, film focus]). Working Title’s Liza Chasin is the executive producer. Focus holds worldwide rights and will begin international sales at Cannes in May.
Working Title’s 2012 slate includes Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway and Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Johnson.
Upcoming Focus releases include Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, that will world-premiere as the opening-night film of Cannes 2012, Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Sam Fell and Chris Butler’s ParaNorman, Jamie Travis’ For a Good Time, Call… and Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson.