EXCLUSIVE: Clive Owen and Katherine Heigl will star in the latest hot project to fall into place in the run-up to Cannes. Nu Image will introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

James McTeigue will direct and Irwin Winkler and Millennium Films will produce the action project, set to kick off in July.

Survivor centres on a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London whose entire team is killed in a bomb blast.

After she is targeted by unknown killers and framed for crimes she did not commit, the woman goes on the run to clear her name and prevent a catastrophic attack on New Year’s Eve.

Nu Image handles international sales and Mark Gill and Avi Lerner represent US rights.