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Lightning talks up Scorned with Billy Zane

AnnaLynne McCord, Zane and Viva Bianca have signed on to the revenge thriller, which Lightning Entertainment is selling at the AFM.

Mark Jones co-wrote the screenplay with Sadie Katz and will direct the story of a text message that shatters a couple’s romantic weekend.

Lance Thompson of Portsmouth Pictures is producing with Charles Ison and Martin Sprock of Horse Head Pictures. Seth Willenson and Lightning president Robert Beaumont serve as executive producers with Lightning’s Audrey Delaney and Marc Bienstock.

“Having done horror with comedy [Leprechaun], I wanted to delve into something more sophisticated along the lines of Fatal Attraction and Misery and develop a multi-dimensional, twisted character in our lead villain, who I feel brings an original and incredibly unique take on her character,” said Jones.

Lightning’s Mathilde Epstein and Alexandra Cocean will handle international sales.

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