In an unlikely pairing of resources, independent giant Intermedia and Bruce Willis and Arnold Rifkin’s Cheyenne Enterprises are teaming up with Beryl Vertue’s UK company Hartswood Films and BBC Films to produce a US-set thriller Me Againwhich will star Willis and is set to go into production this year.

To be produced by Rifkin and Vertue, the film is written by Stephen Moffat, Vertue’s son-in-law, and tells the story about a man who cannot recall his own identity but who thinks he might be a killer-for-hire. He is thrown together with a female FBI agent whose intentions are not so honourable.

The project was brought to Intermedia by co-chairman Nigel Sinclair, who recently announced that he would be stepping down from the board of the company to focus on producing for it.

Rifkin and Vertue will produce, with Sinclair and his Intermedia co-chairmen Moritz Bormann and Guy East executive producing. Moffat is represented by UTA.

BBC Films, which boarded the project at development stage from a one-line premise, is also partnering on the UK distribution sale, as on the recent and much smaller-scale Iris, which was sold to Miramax and BVI.

Hartswood is best known for hit TV series Men Behaving Badly.