US-based First Look Mediawill finance and serve as executive producer on Toni Kotite˙s dark comedy KevinApproaches, which stars Guy Pearce, Laura Linney and Robert Carlyle.
The company's sales armFirst Look International will begin pre-sales at Cannes while First Look andICM International˙s Shaun Redick will handle domestic rights.
Kevin Approaches stars Pearce in the title role of a voyeuristic NewYork art scene arriviste whose sophisticated Soho friends begin to mysteriouslydisappear.
Robert Carlyle isKevin˙s wild roommate who encourages his shy friend to succeed. Thepicture also stars Christopher Walken.
Kotite, who directed theoff-Broadway hit Eating Raoul, will produce with Adam Guild of JesseJames Pictures.
First Look˙s PeterLawson and Doug McClure negotiated the deal with ICM and Bloom Hergott˙sDavid Feldman.
"We are excited to beworking with such a proven and innovative creative team on what is sure to bean emotional and thought-provoking film," Lawson said in a statement.
"Toni Kotite˙soff-Broadway directing experience is a perfect match for the exceptionallyrealistic and intriguing characters in the film," added First Look Mediapresident Bill Lischak.
First LookInternational˙s sales slate includes: Reverge Anselmo˙s drama Statesidestarring Rachel Leigh Cook, Jonathan Tucker and Val Kilmer; ChristianJohnston˙s 9/11 thriller September Tapes; Gerry Lively˙sfantasy sequel Dungeons And Dragons 2; and John Irvin˙s comedydrama The Boys And Girl From County Clare, which stars Andrea Corr,Bernard Hill and Colm Meaney.