The sales team will start talks with international buyers on the Croisette on the complete projects starring Liam Hemsworth of The Hunger Games. ICM and WME Global jointly represent domestic rights.
Love And Honor (formerly known as AWOL) centres on a soldier who secretly returns home from war to win back his girlfriend before anyone finds out.
Hemsworth is joined on the cast by Austin Stowell, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Chris Lowell and Wyatt Russell.
Danny Mooney makes his feature directorial debut and Jim Burnstein and Garrett K Schiff co-wrote the screenplay which is said to be in the vein of Nicholas Sparks stories The Notebook and The Lucky One.
The film shot on location in Shot on location in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is is produced by Chip Diggins and Patrick Olson. Burnstein, Schiff, Eddie Rubin and Peter Pastorelli serve as executive producers.
ICM and WME Global negotiated the deal for international rights with Lightning svp of acquisitions Joseph Dickstein and vp of acquisitions Audrey Delaney .
“We are so pleased to be able to introduce Love And Honor to our buyers in Cannes,” Lightning president Robert Beaumont said. “Fresh off The Hunger Games, Liam Hemsworth is just one of the elements that make this a very exciting property. The film’s setting and poignant storyline is an outstanding vehicle for this gifted cast, a truly talented ensemble of young actors right on the cusp of stardom.”
Lightning’s Cannes slate includes the comedies Struck By Lightning andServitude, thrillers Black South-Easter and One Last Look and family film Heaven’s Door. The team will also be showing first footage from comedy The Hot Flashes starring Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah and will screen Australian sci-fi 25th Reich.