Cryer, Denton join 'Tortured' cast


Jon Cryer and James Denton have joined the cast of "Tortured," a psychological thriller directed by Nolan Lebovitz.

Adam Lebovitz of Five Star Pictures, Kirk Shaw via Insight Film Studios and Proud Mary Entertainment's Mary Aloe are producing the movie, which stars Laurence Fishburne and Cole Hauser.

The story follows an FBI agent (Hauser) who goes undercover as an organized crime enforcer. When he's ordered to undertake the weeklong torture of an accountant (Fishburne), he begins to question his roles.

Cryer plays Hauser's partner, and Denton is the two men's supervisor.

Production began Monday in Vancouver.

Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group will rep the domestic distribution rights of the film, and Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures will handle foreign sales. Paradigm packaged the film.

The movie marks a return to features for Cryer, who stars in CBS' hit comedy "Two and a Half Men" and got his start in films like "Pretty in Pink." Cryer's most recent movie was 2001's "Glam." He is repped by Paradigm and Forward Entertainment.

Denton is best known as plumber Mike Delfino on ABC's "Desperate Housewives." He recently completed filming the feature "Undead or Alive: A Zombedy" opposite "Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan. Denton is repped by Paradigm and John Crosby.