Cannes: See Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins in First 'Beyond Deceit' Photo (Exclusive)

Steve Dietl

The legal thriller also stars Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman and Alice Eve.

Two screen titans who have never worked together in their storied career finally share the screen in legal thriller Beyond Deceit.

Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino go toe to toe in the movie, which recently wrapped production in New Orleans and marks the feature directorial debut of Shintaro Shimosawa.

Shimosawa assembled a cast that also includes Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman and Alice Eve to tell the tale of an ambitious young lawyer (Duhamel) who takes on a big case against a ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical company (Hopkins), only to find himself drawn into a murder case in which he is the prime suspect. Pacino plays Duhamel's mentor.

 

 

Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to Beyond Deceit, and is planning a potential first-quarter 2016 release. Film Bridge International will continue selling the film to foreign buyers at the Cannes Marche du Film.

Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (The Hangman) wrote the original draft of the screenplay, which was originally set up at Skydance Productions. Shimosawa did a rewrite.

The film is being produced by Ellen S. Wander with William Delaney co-producing. Barry Brooker, Stan Wertlieb and Chris Brown are the executive producers, and Ryan Black is the co-executive producer.

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