Jim Stern’s LA-based financing and production company has boarded the project, until recently known as Side Effects, and is in talks with 1984 Private Defense Contractors to co-finance. FilmNation handles international rights and will introduce to buyers at EFM next week.

As previously announced, Open Road holds US distribution rights and has earmarked the first half of 2013 for release. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Gregory Jacobs and screenwriter Scott Z Burns. 

Endgame’s Stern and Doug Hansen will join the project and serve as executive producers.

Production is scheduled to commence in April and the producers are in discussions with Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta Jones to star.  Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Stern and Hansen negotiated Endgame’s deal with Rich Klubeck of UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.