'Addicted' to love: Medak helms thriller

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Peter Medak has been tapped to direct the erotic thriller "Addicted" for Lionsgate Films.

Based on a novel by Zane, whose sex-themed tomes have developed a cult following, the story centers on Zoe, a successful black art dealer whose marriage, family and career are threatened by her overpowering addiction to sex. Medak ("Romeo Is Bleeding") will direct from a script penned by Christina Welsh.

Zane and Suzanne de Passe are producing the film, which begins shooting in the fall in Atlanta.

Mike Paseornek, John Sacchi and Charisse Nesbit are overseeing for Lionsgate.

Medak, whose helming credits also include "Pontiac Moon," is attached to direct "Inamorata" for Initial Entertainment and Infinitum Nihil.

He is repped by the Gersh Agency, Ensemble Entertainment and attorney George Hayum.

Welsh is repped by Evolution Management and attorney Jeff Frankel.
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