IM Global has confirmed it will handle international sales in Cannes on Forsaken, the thriller formerly known as Desierto that Jonás Cuarón directs.

CEO Stuart Ford and Mexican producer and financier Alex Garcia made the announcement on the eve of Cannes (13).

Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in the story of a battle of wits that plays out between one of a band of immigrants on the US border and a deranged vigilante dedicated to taking the law into his own hands.

Cuarón co-wrote the screenplay with Mateo Garcia and produces with his father Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón, Charles Gillibert and Garcia.

David Linde of Lava Bear Films serves as executive producer alongside Bernal, Fréderique Dumas-Zajdela, Nicolás Celis and Santiago García Galván.

IM Global president Jonathan Deckter negotiated the deal with Linde and David Boyle on behalf of the filmmakers.

The Cuaróns are represented by UTA and attorney Henry Holmes.