eOne represents international sales and will launch the crime thriller based on Roberto Patino’s Black List script in Cannes.

John Malkovich, Michael Sheen and Teresa Palmer also star in Cut Bank, about a young man who sets in motion a sequence of life-changing events when he attempts to leave a small Midwestern town.

Matt Shakman, whose TV credits include Mad Men and Six Feet Under, will make his feature directorial debut and production is set to begin in the autumn.

Ed Zwick, Mickey Barold and Dan Cohen are on board as producers and Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister serves as executive producer and co-represents domestic rights with WME Global.

Cut Bank is a clever morality tale, a visceral thriller, and ultimately a surprising story of redemption,” Shakman said. “John Ford by way of David Fincher.”