The Solution Entertainment Group has added the Cate Blanchett thriller Blackbird to its Toronto slate and will introduce to buyers in Toronto.

David Mamet is scheduled to commence production in January. Saïd Ben Saïd’s Paris-based company SBS Productions finances and produces the project.

Blackbird centres on a woman who travels to Los Angeles for the funeral of her grandfather, unaware that the Hollywood effects artist’s history of moonlighting for US special ops is about to place her life in jeopardy.

ICM Partners and SBS represent US rights.

Blackbird is a quintessential suspense thriller in the vein of Mamet’s other great work, The Spanish Prisoner,” said Ben Saïd. “The Solution is just as passionate and committed to the project as I am and will choose the right international partners to bring this film to a global audience.”

Blackbird promises to be a nail-biting thriller in the hands of the talented David Mamet and the exceptional Cate Blanchett in the lead role,” said The Solution co-founders Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel. “We’re delighted to be on board the project in Toronto.”

The Solution’s slate includes Toronto entry Felony starring Tom Wilkinson and Joel Edgerton and The Forger to star John Travolta and Tye Sheridan.

SBS Productions roster features David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars and Philippe Garrel’s Venice selection Jealousy.