Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver are attached to star in Red Lights, a psychological thriller from director Rodrigo Cortes to which Parlay Films has acquired most international rights.
Parlay, an affiliate of GK Films, has international rights excluding Spain and South Korea and will start selling the film at next month’s AFM. Parlay head Lisa Wilson will be an executive producer on the film.
UTA’s Independent Film Group, which arranged financing and helped package, represents the film’s domestic rights.
Newly formed production and finance company CSe Entertainment, run by Cindy Cowan and Soo Mi Kim, will co-finance in association with Seoul-based Blue Storm Productions. Cowan and Blue Storm’s Y K Bae will also serve as executive producers.
Cortes, whose Buried is currently on US release through Lionsgate, will direct from his own script and produce with Adrian Guerra of Barcelona-based Versus Entertainment, which also worked on the financing.
Set to start production in February on location in Spain, Red Lights is the story of a psychologist (Weaver) whose study of paranormal activity leads to an investigation of a world renowned psychic (De Niro).
Lisa Wilson negotiated on behalf of Parlay Films, and Rena Ronson and Jim Meenaghan of UTA’s Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.