GreeneStreet Films isreuniting with Swimfan directorJohn Polson on the upcoming thriller Tenderness.
Principal photography isscheduled to begin in early 2006 on the adaptation of Robert Cormier's novelabout a teenage serial killer and the 16-year-old runaway seduced by his charm.
GreeneStreet will financeand is serving as producer along with Howard Meltzer of Turtleback Productions.Charles Randolph will serve as executive producer.
GreeneStreet FilmsInternational will handle international sales while CAA is representing NorthAmerican rights.
Polson most recentlydirected Hide & Seek starringRobert DeNiro and Dakota Fanning and before that Swimfan, which GreeneStreet financed. He is represented byEndeavor and the law firm Sloane, Offer, Weber, and Dern. Screenwriter EmilStern is represented by CAA and lawyer Jay Kramer.
"Robert Cormier's brilliantnovel Tenderness is a sublimestory," GreeneStreet president John Penotti said. "It is so rare to find adramatic thriller about this age group. We consider it a privilege forGreeneStreet to bring this to the screen, with no one better suited to executethis than our dear friend John Polson."
"I loved Tenderness from the moment I read the haunting novel,"Polson added. "It presents me with an opportunity to tell a distinctiveand very moving story. I enjoyed working with GreeneStreet enormously the firsttime around, and couldn't be more excited about this new venture."
GreeneStreet is currently inproduction in New York City on the thriller Awake, which it is co-financing with The Weinstein Companyand producing with Open City Films. Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba starand Joby Harold is directing.
Also in production in theNew York City area is romantic comedy The Pleasure Of Your Company starring Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher, while thecompany is in post-production on Robert Altman's ensemble comedy A PrairieHome Companion.