Lucy Liu andCillian Murphy will star in Peace Arch Entertainment and Plum Picture'sromantic comedy Watching The Detectives, which is set to begin shooting in New York this week.

New York-basedPlum is producing, with Peace Arch serving as co-financier and worldwidedistributor.

Paul Soter wroteand makes his feature directorial debut on the story of a film noir buff whoseworld is thrown into chaos when he encounters a femme fatale with trouble onher mind.

Plum'sCeline Rattray, Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Galt Niederhoffer will producealong with Kentucky-based Hart-Lunsford Pictures. This is Plum's first pictureunder its production fund deal with Hart-Lunsford. Peace Arch will serve asexecutive producers along with Irving Schwartz, Randy Simon and Bill Benenson.

Charlie'sAngels and Kill Bill star Liu will next be seen in drama ThreeNeedles, comedy caper TheCleaner, and thesupernatural action picture Rise.

Murphy starredin this year's Palme d'Or winning drama The Wind That Shakes The Barley, as well as Breakfast On Pluto, RedEye, and BatmanBegins. Upcoming creditsinclude sci-fi thriller Sunshine for Danny Boyle.