Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoniand Luke Wilson are set to star in the mob
comedy You Kill Me for Code Entertainment, Kingsley's BiPolar
Productions, Carol BaumInc, and Mike Marcus' Echo Lake Productions.
John Dahl will direct the project and shooting is expected to begin
before the end of themonth in Winnipeg, Canada.
Kingsley plays an alcoholic hitman sent to the West Coast to dry out.
Wilson plays histwelve-step sponsor and Leoni is a relative of one of
The assassin's hits.Dennis Farina, Philip Baker Hall, Bill Pullman and
Marcus Thomas also star.
Los Angeles-based Code Entertainment is financing the project, which
is co-written byChristopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Code's Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt and Eugene Musso are producing with
Baum, Marcus, and Zvi HowardRosenman. Leoni and Jonathan Dana serve
as executive producers.
'To imagine John Dahl, in his element, orchestrating these remarkable
actors in a story loadedwith such humour and pathos, is a thrilling
ride for Code,'Corley said.
Hal Sadoff, who heads up ICM's Independent Film Group, brought the
project to Code and is representingUS rights with Endeavor Independent's
Graham Taylor. CapitolFilms will launch international sales at
Kingsley is represented by ICM and ICM, London. Leoni is represented
by UTA and Jimmy Millerand Paul Nelson of Mosaic Media Group, and
Wilson is handled by CAAand attorney Bob Wallerstein of Hirsch,
Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof& Fishman LLP.