Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson Join 'Inescapable'

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They will co-star with Alexander Siddig in Ruba Nadda's thriller about a Syrian expatriate's search for his missing daughter.

Marisa Tomei and Fringe star Joshua Jackson are coming on board to star with Alexander Siddig in Inescapable, a thriller being directed by Ruba Nadda.

According to Myriad Pictures, which is selling the international rights to the project, the story centers ona Syrian expatriate (Siddig) whose journalist daughter goes missing in Damascus. He must return to his homeland to find her despite the risks, and calls on a former love (Tomei)  to help him. An embassy official (Jackson) is at first helpful but may  have an agenda of his own.”

Daniel Iron, whose credits include The Bang Bang Club and The Red Violin, and Lance Samuels (The Bang Bang Club) are producing.,

Christine Vachon of Killer Films, Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico and Mark Slone of Alliance Films are executive producing.  Alliance will also distribute Inescapable in Canada.

Shoots in Canada and Africa are being eyed.

The project has been in the pre-sale stage for the last year and had Vera Farmiga and Matthew Goode circling at one point.

Tomei was last seen in The Ides of March with Ryan Gosling while Jackson will next appear in Lay the Favorite, the Stephen Frears-directed drama starring Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones.