Neeson, Ricci meet up in 'After.Life'

Actors caught between life and death in thriller

NEW YORK -- Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci will star in "After.Life."

Writer-director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo's feature debut centers on a young woman (Ricci) caught between life and death. A funeral director (Neeson) appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead, but may be intent on burying her alive.

LLeju Prods.' Bill Perkins and Plum Pictures are producing the psychological thriller, and Perkins is financing. ICM, which reps Ricci and the helmer, packaged and secured financing for the film. IM Global is handling international sales.

Ricci signed last month to replace the originally attached Kate Bosworth in the lead. Shooting begins next month in New York.

Perkins, Plum's Celine Rattray and Constellation Entertainment's Brad Gilbert will produce. Galt Niederhoffer and Pam Hirsch of Plum and Edwin Marshall and James Swisher of Harbor Light Entertainment will exec produce.
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