Rufus Sewell and Julie Dreyfus have been signed to star in Vinyan, Fabrice du Welz's follow up to 2004 Critics Week entry, Calvaire.

The duo join Emmanuelle Beart in the story of a couple searching for their child who disappeared after the 2004 tsunami. Michael Gentile's The Film is producing the $5.5m Vinyan in association with France's BackUp Films.

The UK's Film4 co-developed the project to shoot in Thailand. Du Welz will re-team with award-winning cinematographer Benoit Debie for Vinyan.

Gentile will also produce du Welz's next feature, Coffin Island to shoot in late 2008.