Halle Berry will star in Luis Prieto’s thriller Kidnap and Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel’s Lotus Entertainment is shopping international rights in Cannes.
CAA packaged the project and represents US rights to the story about a mother who does whatever it takes to rescue her abducted son.
Knate Gwaltney wrote the screenplay and Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam are producing.
Joey Tufaro and Colin Bates are executive producers, as are Claudia Blumhuber and Florian Dargel of financier Silver Reel, Lotus’ Johnson and Seibel and Ara Keshishian and DJ Gugenheim.
Berry joins the executive producer roster with her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas through their 606 Films production label.
Lotus are also collaborating with di Bonaventura and Silver Reel on Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, which is currently in development.
Lotus’ sales slate includes the beleaguered Cannes opener Grace Of Monaco; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram For The King starring Tom Hanks; Scott Hicks’ Fallen; Maggie with Arnold Schwarzenegger; Craig Zobel’s Z For Zachariah with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine; Stephen Gaghan’s Candy Store; and Song One starring Anne Hathaway.