Toronto: Nick Cassavetes to Direct Action Thriller 'Expiration'

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Production is scheduled to begin in February in Europe

Nick Cassavetes has signed on to direct the action thriller Expiration for Corsan.

Written by Brian Tucker, the film centers on an ex-CIA operative turned assassin who fails his assignment after being poisoned. With only 20 hours to live, he sets out to discover who poisoned him in an effort to settle the score before he dies.

Corsan CEO Paul Breuls is producing alongside Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.

Production is scheduled to begin in February in Europe.

Cassavetes has directed films covering a wide swatch of genres including Face/Off, The Notebook, Alpha Dog, My Sister’s Keeper and The Other Woman.

Corsan and producer Breuls are currently shooting Lee Tamahori’s revenge tale Emperor, which stars Adrien Brody in the title role of Emperor Charles V.

Corsan's Pascal Borno and Alain Gillissen are presenting the title to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival. Paradigm is handling domestic rights for the film.

Established in 1989, Corsan is an international film, finance, production and sales company based in Belgium. The company produces English-speaking films, including Paul HaggisThird Person and Mark Steven Johnson’s The Killing Season, starring John Travolta and Robert DeNiro.

Corsan is repped by Paradigm and attorney Harris Tulchin. Cassavetes is handled by Resolution. 

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