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John Crowley set to shoot thriller

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- Focus Features and Working Title Films producing Is Anybody There? director’s next

John Crowley set to shoot thriller

Director John Crowley (pictured - Is Anybody There? [+see also:
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) will begin production next week on Focus Features and Working Title Films’ untitled international suspense thriller starring Eric Bana (Hanna [+see also:
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) and Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona [+see also:
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), based on an original screenplay by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things [+see also:
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).

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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 [+see also:
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]
), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady [+see also:
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]
), Kenneth Cranham (Made In Dagenham [+see also:
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interview: Nigel Cole
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]
), Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy [+see also:
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]
), Ciarán Hinds (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [+see also:
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) 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 [+see also:
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interview: John Michael McDonagh
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]
). 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.

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