Saban Films Picks Up Aaron Paul Thriller 'Come and Find Me'

Aaron Paul_Zack Whedon_Split - Getty - H 2016
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Aaron Paul_Zack Whedon_Split - Getty - H 2016

The film marks writer-director Zack Whedon’s feature helming debut.

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to writer-director Zack Whedon’s feature helming debut, Come and Find Me.

The thriller stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class).

Come and Find Me follows David (Paul), who must track down the whereabouts of his mysterious girlfriend (Wallis) after he realizes she’s not who she was pretending to be. Whedon's script appeared on the 2012 Black List.

The deal comes on the heels of Saban Films picking up the gender-reassignment thriller Tomboy: A Revenger's Tale earlier this week.

?“It’s surprising that this is Zack’s first feature,” Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley said Thursday in a statement. “His filmmaking pulls together all the elements of a great thriller — intriguing characters, clever dialogue and expert pacing. It makes sense that the script attracted such A-list talent. We love this film and know audiences will, too.”

Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special), Motion Picture Capital’s Leon Clarance (Sense8) and Oddfellows Entertainment’s Chris Ferguson (Afflicted) produced the pic. Laure Vaysse and Jo Monk executive produced.

Whedon is a producer on AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. He has worked on Southland and Rubicon and also co-created Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog with brothers Joss and Jed.

Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films. WME Global handled domestic rights. Goldcrest Films is handling international sales after acquiring rights out of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.