Mulroney on organ trail for 26 Films


Dermot Mulroney will star in the organ-harvesting thriller "Run for Her Life" for producer-financier 26 Films.

Mulroney will play a district attorney whose daughter contracts a rare illness and needs new lungs. After discovering she's low on the official U.S. waiting list, he heads to Mexico to buy his way onto their list. But his ethical nature is put to the test when he has to choose between saving hundreds of children being killed for their organs or saving his daughter's life.

Baltasar Kormakur will direct the film for producers Nathalie Marciano and Michelle Chydzik Sowa of 26 Films (Nia Vardalos' upcoming comedy "My Life in Ruins") and Jennifer Kelly.

Christian Escario penned the screenplay, and John Claflin ("Fool's Gold") handled the rewrite. The six-week New Mexico shoot begins in late April.

Mulroney ("Zodiac") starred in 26 Films' first production, "The Wedding Date," for Universal. Kormakur directed "A Little Trip to Heaven." Both are repped by ICM.