Baker will border on 'Forgotten'

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NEW YORK -- "The Devil Wears Prada" star Simon Baker has been cast in the lead role of Dror Soref's indie psychological thriller "Not Forgotten."

Baker will play a bank manager in a U.S.-Mexico border town haunted by the disappearance of his daughter. He and his wife approach a Latina soothsayer to find out what happened to the girl, but the old woman's visions threaten to dredge up secrets from their tortured pasts.

Soref wrote the original screenplay with Tomas Romero and will produce the film with Donald Zuckerman. Myriad Pictures CEO Kirk D'Amico, Michelle Seward and Dennis Stuart Murphy will executive produce.

The feature is set to begin principal photography in January in New Mexico. Myriad will rep presales on the project at the upcoming American Film Market in Santa Monica.

Said Zuckerman, "The key points in this film -- the love of a family, Latino culture, spirituality -- are interpreted in a way we rarely ever see in the movies."

Added D'Amico: "I've been wanting for some time to make a film exploring this culture, and I eagerly anticipate (Soref's) interpretation of the material."

Australian actor Baker starred in the title role of the CBS series "The Guardian" for three years. His feature film credits include "Something New" and the upcoming "Sex and Death 101."

Soref founded TV commercial outfit Orbit Entertainment Group and ran it for 10 years, directing dozens of spots. Zuckerman producing credits include "The Man From Elysian Fields."

Baker is repped by CAA and Beth Holden-Garland of Untitled Entertainment.
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