Jere Hausfater’s Essential Entertainment will introduce Cannes buyers to the thriller Disconnect with Marc Forster attached to direct.

CAA is handling North American rights on the Nala Films project, which explores how today’s technology designed to bring people together is in fact forcing them apart.

Andrew Stern wrote the screenplay and Forster’s The Kite Runner producer William Horberg of Wonderful Films will produce. Several high profile casting announcements are expected shortly.

Nala Films’ Darlene Caamano Loquet and Emilio Diez Barroso are financing and will produce alongside Horberg as well as Forster and his Apparatus partner Brad Simpson.