Trio discover 'Columbus'

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NEW YORK -- Val Kilmer, Wilmer Valderrama and Marg Helgenberger will star in "Columbus Day," a crime drama from Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Prods.

Kilmer will play a thief who has just one morning to fix what has gone awry in the biggest heist of his life, all while attempting to repair his relationship with his ex-wife (Helgenberger). Valderrama will play a longtime associate who helps plan the crime despite grave concerns.

The film is produced by Trigger Street partners Spacey and Dana Brunetti and vp production Evan Astrowsky with Kilmer and his producing partner, Fred Roose. The film's exec producers include financier Eric Amadio and Bert Marcus of Bert Marcus Prods.

"Trigger Street looks forward to making this Los Angeles thriller on location with a great actor like Val Kilmer," Brunetti said.

"Columbus" marks a reunion between Kilmer and Spacey, who attended Chatsworth High School together in Los Angeles.

Financing for the project was brokered by William Morris Independent, which will handle domestic sales. Trigger Street is repped by WMA and law firm Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder.

Burmeister's short film "The Interview" was screened at January's Sundance Film Festival. His credits include the documentary "The King of Sixth Street."

Kilmer's recent credits include the Walt Disney Co.'s "Deja Vu," Warner Bros. Pictures' "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" and the upcoming "A West Texas Children's Story."

Valderrama, who recently starred in Fox Searchlight's "Fast Food Nation," is the creator, producer and host of the MTV series "Yo Momma." He is attached to star in Warners' big-screen adaptation of "CHiPs."

Helgenberger stars in the CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and will be seen as Emma Brooks in the upcoming MGM release "Mr. Brooks" opposite Kevin Costner.

Previous Trigger Street features include "Beyond the Sea," "Mini's First Time" and "The United States of Leland." Upcoming projects include "Fanboys" for the Weinstein Co. and "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang" for Screen Media, each set for release this year. Trigger Street recently wrapped "21" for Columbia Pictures.

Kilmer is repped by ICM. Valderrama is repped by UTA, Rigberg Entertainment Group and attorney Michael Gendler. Helgenberger is repped by ICM and Sanders Armstrong.
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