EXCLUSIVE: Alison Brie and Gretchen Mol have joined Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina on the drama that Voltage is bringing to the AFM.

Alison Brie

The Headhunter’s Calling stars Butler as a ruthless recruitment executive poised to take over the company when he is forced to reconsider his priorities after his young son gets sick.

Production began this week and CAA represents US rights.

Mol plays Butler’s wife and recently wrapped Manchester-By-The-Sea. Brie (pictured), who is in production on the ITV period drama Doctor Thorne for Julian Fellowes and will next star in Warner Bros’ How To Be Single, will play a career rival.

Mark Williams directs from a screenplay by Bill Dubuque. Voltage chief Nicolas Chartier produces with Craig Flores, Butler, Alan Siegel, Williams and Patrick Newall. 

Danielle Robinson, Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter and Dan Bekerman will serve as executive producers.

The Voltage Pictures sales team led by John Fremes launched the film in Toronto where it pre-sold to Germany (Square One), Italy (Eagle Pictures), Latin America (California), Spain (Innopia), the Middle East (Gulf), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Turkey and Greece (Tanweer), Israel (Shoval), Thailand (IPA) and Philippines (Pioneer).

EIM licensed airlines rights and Star TV took pan-Asia TV.