Newbie Mimran Schur casts its first, 'Stone'


The newly formed Mimran Schur Pictures has signed Robert De Niro and Edward Norton to star in its debut project, the psychological thriller "Stone."

Mimran Schur was formed by investment veteran David Mimran and former Geffen Records president Jordan Schur.

Mimran Schur and Holly Wiersma Prods. are teaming on the project, with Wiersma, Mimran and Schur producing.

John Curran is directing "Stone" from a script by "Junebug" scribe Angus MacLachlan.

The story centers on the complicated relationship between a corrections officer (De Niro) and a convicted arsonist (Norton). The project reunites Curran and Norton, who collaborated on 2006's "The Painted Veil."

William Morris Independent's Cassian Elwes packaged the film and will sell domestic rights, and Avi Lerner's Nu Image will sell worldwide rights at this month's Festival de Cannes.

The company is expected to make additional slate announcements in the coming weeks. (partialdiff)