The team behind Song For A Raggy Boy - director Aisling Walsh and Danish producer Michael Lunderskov - are linking up again on thriller Return To Sender, which is penned by the two James Bond/Johnny English-writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

The cast has yet to be set, but director Walsh has expressed her desire to get Danish expatriate Connie Nielsen for the female lead.

The US set thriller follows a defence lawyer on a losing streak who looses one too many clients to death row. He starts to correspond with convicts on death row and falls in love with one of them.

The film is set to go before the cameras from mid September in Vancouver Canada, with post-production in London and Copenhagen.

The $8m thriller is produced by Lunderskov's Moviefan Scandinavia in collaboration with High Wire Entertainment's Scott Kennedy (On The Nose) from Canada and the UK's Long Range Films.

The project has received backing from the Danish Film Institute and Danish broadcaster TV2/Denmark. The film has yet to find an international sales agent, but Nordic major Nordisk Film is expected to take Scandinavian rights.

Walsh made her feature directing debut in 1989 with Joyride, and worked for a number of years in TV while developing her acclaimed drama Song For A Raggy Boy, which screened in Sundance, Tribeca, Karlovy Vary and most recently at the Copenhagen International Film Festival.