Myriad Pictures has pacted with Front Street Films, the producer of Sundance hit We Don't Live Here Anymore, to handle international sales on The Deal, a Wall Street thriller which is set to star Christian Slater and Selma Blair.
Slater will play a financial hot shot and Blair his eager new recruit in the film that encompasses government secrecy, illegal oil trading and the Russian mafia. The Deal was written by Ruth Epstein and will be directed by Front Street chief Harvey Kahn and is set to start shooting in April 2004.
Slater is also acting as executive producer on the film along with David Leuschen and Mark Shafir. Kahn, Epstein and Chris Dorr are the producers.
The Deal joins a slate at Myriad, which also includes Kinsey starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, Piccadilly Jim with Sam Rockwell and Eulogy with Hank Azaria, Ray Romano and Debra Winger.
Front Street Films is an equity investment fund managed by Front Street Productions, which was founded by Kahn and a group of investors in 1998. We Don't Live Here Anymore, which starred Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Watts, Laura Dern and Peter Krause, was sold after its Sundance world premiere to Warner Independent Pictures in North America.