Alexander Skarsgard, Cara Delevingne to Star in 'Fever Heart' (Exclusive)

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Alexander Skarsgard, Cara Delevingne

Ben Briand will direct the action-thriller, which Fortitude will introduce to buyers at AFM.

Alexander Skarsgard and Cara Delevingne are hitting the road to star in the gothic thriller Fever Heart, which will be directed by Ben Briand.

The road movie follows an amnesiac (Skarsgard) who teams up with a quick-witted circus sharp shooter (Delevingne) to uncover his lost memories. With a charming and malevolent tracker named Blood Lieberman in violent pursuit, the pair needs to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive this strange land stained with mysticism.

The project, which was co-written by Briand and Kevin W. Koehler, is being produced by Picture Films’ Margot Hand and Matt Dooley, with Michele Bennett and Nadine de Barros executive producing. The pic is slated to begin shooting in 2017.

Fortitude International is handling international rights and will introduce the project to buyers at AFM. WME Global and CAA are co-repping North American rights.

"I'm a huge fan of Ben’s work. I'm overjoyed at the opportunity to work with him," said Fortitude's de Barros. "Ben and Kevin’s script had me on the edge of my seat, and Alexander and Cara are the perfect match for this material.”

Skarsgard, known for starring on HBO's vampire drama True Blood, was most recently seen swinging through the jungle in Warner Bros.' Tarzan. He'll soon be seen in the HBO series Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon, and he's filming the Netflix feature Mute with Paul Rudd. Skarsgard is repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson.

Delevingne most recently starred as Enchantress in Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad with Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. She'll next be seen in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Delevingne is repped by WME and and United Agents in the U.K.

Briand’s short films Blood Pulls a Gun and Apricot both received notable festival acclaim. Fever Heart will be his feature film debut. He is repped by WME.

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