Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall Set to Star in Focus Features-Working Title International Thriller

11:53 AM PST 02/02/2012 by Pamela McClintock
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Focus Features and Working Title are teaming on the untitled movie.

Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall are set to star in an untitled international suspense thriller for Focus Features and Working Title Films.

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John Crowley is set to begin shooting in April in the U.K., a month before Focus International shops the project to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

From a script by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises), the thriller follows two ex-lovers who find their loyalties tested and their lives at risk when they are joined together on the defense team in a terrorism trial.

"Working Title and John Crowley have not only crafted a nail-biting thriller but an emotional rollercoaster as well -- one that speaks to the heart of the human condition in our time," Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus president Andrew Karpen said in a joint statement announcing the project with Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Bevan and Fellner are producing the film with Chris Clark (The Guard). Focus, which also worked with Bana on Hanna, holds worldwide rights.

Focus and Working Title are enjoying box-office success with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Focus is distributing the movie for Working Title in the U.S., where Gary Oldman is nominated for the Oscar for best actor.

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