EXCLUSIVE: $10m 3D thriller gets distribution from Les Films De L’Astre in France and Italia Film in Middle East.

Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to play the lead in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D, Italy’s first live action stereoscopic 3D, which gets underway May 30 in northern Italy.

The Valkyrie and The Pianist actor will star alongside Asia Argento, Marta Gastini and Rutger Hauer, who plays doctor Van Helsing.

Roberto Di Girolamo’s Filmexport closed several deals on the film here at Cannes market.

The Italian-Spanish take on Bram Stoker’s classic story is produced by Rome-based Multimedia Film Production and Enrico Cerezo Productions.