Ray Winstone takes 'Snow' day

To star in writer-director Stuart St. Paul's thriller

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Ray Winstone is attached to star in Stuart St. Paul's "Red Snow" as an ex-SAS officer tracking down his missing daughter in the snow forests of a remote town in north Canada.

St. Paul, who also penned the script, is set to shoot the $4 million budgeted serial killer thriller in Canada in April 2010, producer Andy Thompson said.

Thompson is at this year's AFM negotiating with sales agents to roster the rights to St Paul's latest venure.

St Paul most recently wrote, directed and co-ordinated the stunts for "Freight," which details the story of a gang of Russian people traffickers operating in the North of England. That film has been snaffled for U.K. and

Australia by Icon Film Distribution.

"Red Snow" is based on a true story of a serial killer in Alaska whose killing spree hit the headlines in the 1980s.

Thompson will produce alongside veteran distributor Alan McQueen. The producer described the budget as his "recession budget." Said Thompson: "If I'd made the film three years ago we would of had a budget of £4 million ($6.5 million) but we've located the film in Canada to use tax credits and will try to make the film in as cost-effective a way as possible."

Winstone is an ever popular face in face on both sides of the Atlantic having most recently been seen as a star turn in gritty British drama "44 Inch Chest" which screened during the recent London Film Festival. Upcoming turns include Steve Shill's "Ben Hur," Martin Campbell's "Edge Of Darkness" and "Tracker," directed by Ian Sharp.