Cannes: Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney Join 'Lavender'

Associated Press
Abbie Cornish

The 'Limitless' and 'August: Osage County' stars will topline Ed Gass-Donnelly's psychological thriller, to be introduced to buyers in Cannes by AMBI Distribution.

Abbie Cornish and Dermot Mulroney have grabbed the leads in the psychological thriller Lavender, to be directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and shot in Toronto starting later this month.

Cornish will play a photographer who struggles with memory loss after an accident and finds strange clues in her photos that point to possible guilt in the death of family members. Mulroney and Cornish join Diego Klattenhoff in the film, which is co-written by Gass-Donnelly and Colin Frizzell.

AMBI Distribution is handling international sales, excluding Canada, where Pacific Northwest Pictures has local rights and will release the film. XYZ Films will handle domestic sales.

Lavender will be introduced to buyers in Cannes next week. Gass-Donnelly is producing the film with Dave Valleau through the latter's banner South Creek Pictures. Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi's AMBI Group is co-financing the picture with Silvio Muraglia's Paradox Studios.

Iervolino, Bacardi and Muraglia are executive producers along with Jennifer Levine, Emily Alden and Tex Antonucci. Cornish is represented by WME and Untitled Entertainment.

Mulroney is represented by WME. Gass-Donelly is represented by ICM and Untitled Entertainment.

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