Los Angeles-based Lakeshore Entertainment is teaming up for the fourth time with director Mark Pellington on the drama Henry Poole Is Here starring Luke Wilson.

Joint senior vice presidents of international sales Jonathan Deckter and Elisabeth Costa De Beauregard will begin sales in Cannes next week on the story of a terminally ill man whose plan to live out his remaining weeks in suburban solitude is disrupted by well-meaning neighbours.

The project is based on an original screenplay by Albert Torres. Lakeshore chiefs Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are producing and filming is set to begin this summer in Los Angeles.

Lakeshore's Cannes sales slate includes two other Lakeshore productions: Isabel Coixet's untitled Philip Roth adaptation starring Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson; and the horror tale Pathology from the Crank creative team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

Pellington previously directed Lakeshore releases The Mothman Prophecies (2002), Arlington Road (1999), and Going All The Way (1997). He co-directed with Catherine Owens the live concert film U2-3D that will receive its premiere in the Midnight Screenings section in Cannes.

'Lakeshore has developed a very special relationship with Mark Pellington,' Rosenberg said. 'We believe in his creative vision and his ability to tell a compelling story. It will be great to work with him again.'

Wilson currently stars opposite Kate Beckinsale in the thriller Vacancy and will next be seen in The Wendell Baker Story, which he wrote and co-directed, and the dark comedy You Kill Me with Ben Kinglsey and Tea Leoni. He is represented by CAA and attorney Robert Wallerstein.