Arterton, Compston, Marsan follow 'Creed'

Kidnap thriller backed by Isle of Man's CinemaNX

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BERLIN -- Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston will headline the cast of contemporary kidnap thriller "The Disappearance of Alice Creed," backed by the Isle of Man's CinemaNX production and finance banner.

The film, which begins shooting Monday on the Isle of Man, marks the directorial debut of writer and short filmmaker J Blakeson, who co-wrote "The Descent 2" for Celador.

Adrian Sturges, who recently won a best production British Independent Film Award for the Brian Cox/Joseph Fiennes starrer "The Escapist," is producing.

"Creed" tells the tale of two kidnappers (Marsan and Compston) who carry out an immaculately planned kidnap after targeting rich girl Arterton. But things quickly unravel as the scheme plays out, with all three characters revealing an agenda that ends in a tense power play of greed, love, sex and violence.