Intandem has 'Blown' funds for Fiennes


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Filmmaker Martha Fiennes has enlisted U.K.-based sales and finance house Intandem Films to put together the financing on her $15 million-budgeted espionage thriller "Blown."

Fiennes, who directed "Chromophobia" and "Onegin," is gearing up to helm "Blown," which details the story of a ruthless MI5 agent working in the world of espionage.

Thandie Newton is attached to play a high-class call girl in the film, and Intandem is in talks with agencies to attract other talent.

Fiennes is working with producer Shani Hinton, who has worked on several Woody Allen movies.

Production is scheduled for second-quarter 2008.

Intandem CEO Gary Smith said packaging "Blown" elevates his company's ambition to grow into being "a major supplier of quality, commercial films."

Added Smith: "We are thrilled to be working with Martha, who is a really creative talent, and the cast that this project is attracting."