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.