Cannes: Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen to Star in 'Monumental'

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Virginia Madsen

AnnaSophia Robb and Rory Culkin also star in the Brett Simon-helmed film.

Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, AnnaSophia Robb and Rory Culkin have signed on to star in the action-comedy film Monumental.

The film, which will be directed by Brett Simon, is being shopped to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market by Kathy Morgan International. CAA is handling domestic rights.

Eric Fischer and Brianna Lee Johnson from Dead Fish Films produced Monumental, which was written by Annie Burgstede and Chad Faust. The film will begin filming in July.

Directed by Brett Simon (Assassination of a High School President), Monumental is described as a high-octane romance. Harley (Culkin) and Steph (Robb) have accidentally killed their tyrant boss and kidnapped his wisecracking Vietnam Vet relative (Irons). An FBI agent (Madsen) is hot on their trail and closing in fast. As they speed across the country in search of freedom, their epic journey culminates in a fiery showdown.

The film is executive produced by Aaron Gilbert, Robert Odgen Barnum, 3 Point Capital, Ksana Golod, James Bryant and George Parra, with London Pacific Finance providing development funding.

CAA reps Irons and Robb, who is additionally handled by Untitled. UTA and Untitled represent Madsen. Paradigm and Brookside Artist Management work on behalf of Culkin. Simon is repped by Management 360. Burgstede is with Leslie Conliffe at Intellectual Property Group. Faust is handled by Jackoway, Tyerman.