Juliette Binoche, ForrestWhitaker, Heather Graham and Matthew Modine are to star in Abel Ferrara's nextfeature, Mary.

French sales and distributioncompany Wild Bunch has taken rights to the film - outside North America andItaly - ahead of Berlin's European Film Maket.

Mary is a Bible-themed drama about a contemporary trio -an actor, an actress and a TV journalist - on a quest for spiritualenlightenment.

Mary is a De Nigris Productions, Central Films, Associated Filmmakers Inc Production in association with Wild Bunch and is produced by Fernando Sulichin and Roberto De Nigris. It is executive produced by Jean Cazes.

Despite previous reports linking him with the film, Vincent Gallo will not star in Mary. His role has been taken by Modine.