EXCLUSIVE: Battleship and Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch is attached to star in thriller Exit 147, one of three new films being introduced by Umedia at the AFM.
In Exit 147, Kitsch stars as a sadistic cop who plays mind games with a young traveller who he stops driving through the desert one night.
Set to go into production in the second quarter of 2014, it is directed by Julian Jarrold, who recently made Hitchcock TV movie The Girl and is also known for comedy drama Kinky Boots and period biopic Becoming Jane.
Written by Travis Milloy (Pandorum), Exit 147 is a Umedia presentation of a Mandalay Vision production.
Umedia International, the sales arm of the Belgian film finance and production group, is also handling world sales on Dough.
The comedy-drama stars Jonathan Pryce as an old Jewish baker struggling to keep his business afloat until his young apprentice accidentally drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.
Directed by John Goldschmidt and featuring a cast including Phil Davis, Ian Hart and Pauline Collins, Dough is a Docler Entertainment/Viva Films Production, in association with Three Coloured Dog Films and is currently shooting in the UK and Hungary.
Rounding out Umedia’s slate is The Well, a psychological horror about a young woman trapped at the bottom of a dried out well, who is tormented both by a stranger, from outside the well, and by her own psyche, from inside.
The UK-Swedish-Hungarian co-production will be directed by Misko Massanyi, who also wrote the script. Tony Krantz and Jesper Böcker are producing through 79 Pictures, with production set to start early 2014.
Speaking to Screen, Umedia CEO Adrian Politowski said: “Between now and the end of the year, we hope to announce many more projects.”