EXCLUSIVE: Embankment boards western thriller.
Mia Wasikowska and Guy Pearce are to lead cast of Martin Koolhoven’s thriller western Brimstone, which UK sales outfit Embankment Films has boarded ahead of Berlin’s EFM (Feb 5-13).
Stoker star Wasikowska will play Liz, a heroine on the run from her past and hunted by Pearce’s (The Rover) diabolical preacher.
Koolhoven, director of Second World War epic Winter in Wartime, directs from his own script which will be shot by Bullhead and The Drop cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis.
The film is due to start shooting in May 2015.
Els Vandevorst (Winter in Wartime, Dogville) of N279 Entertainment is producing, in co-production with Studio Babelsberg, The Film Farm and Prime Time.
Nik Powell and Backup Media’s Jean-Baptiste Babin and Joel Thibout are executive producers while CAA rep US rights.