Cannes: Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman and Common Join ‘Three Seconds’

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From left: Common, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike

The action thriller comes from 'Escobar: Paradise Lost' director Andrea Di Stefano and is being introduced to the market in Cannes by Bloom.

An all-star cast has assembled for Three Seconds, the upcoming action thriller by Andrea Di Stefano (Escobar: Paradise Lost) and based on the best-selling Swedish novel.

Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common and Clive Owen will appear in the film, which is being introduced to international buyers in Cannes by Bloom.

Three Seconds follows reformed criminal and former special ops soldier Pete Hoffman who, in order to free himself from jail and return to his wife and daughter, has been working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step towards freedom, Hoffman must return to the one place he’s fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens his identity as a mole. The film is currently in preproduction.

The screenplay was written by Matt Cook with revisions by Rowan Joffe and current revisions by Di Stefano.

Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee are producing alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane and James Harris and Ollie Madden. The Fyzz Facility is also financing the film. Thunder Road’s Jonathan Fuhrman and Magnolia Entertainment’s Shelley Browning are executive producing.

“In Escobar: Paradise Lost, Andrea Di Stefano delivered a taut, suspenseful film,” said Bloom’s Alex Walton. “Andrea has collaborated with our elite production group to heighten Three Seconds into a fresh, modern, New York-set thriller that can appeal to audiences worldwide.”

Di Stefano is repped by Verve Talent and Literary Agency and Magnolia Entertainment; Kinnaman is with WME and Magnolia Entertainment; Pike is repped by CAA and Magnolia Entertainment; Common is with CAA and Oasis Entertainment Management Group; and Owen is repped by CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

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