Liam Neeson will star in Charlie Johnson In The Flames, a thriller that Michael London will produce via his Groundswell Productions and Sierra/Affinity will introduce in Cannes next week.
Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident) will direct from Justin Haythe’s adaptation of the Michael Ignatieff novel, and Jawal Nga and Edward Saxon are producing with London.
Charlie Johnson In The Flames centres on a BBC war correspondent in the Congo who becomes embroiled in murder, corruption, and violence after he sets out to investigate the death of an innocent woman. Jawal Nga and Edward Saxon are producing with London.
30WEST is financing the film and CAA arranged financing. CAA and 30WEST represent US sales.
Neeson and Haythe are represented by CAA. Saleh is represented by The Gersh Agency and Magnolia Entertainment. Ignatieff is represented by WME and United Agents.