US financing, production and sales company Seven Arts Pictures has signed international supermodel Julie Ordon to star in its horror film Catwalk.

Ordon will be in Cannes to support the project, which is in pre-production, and will play an upstart model who enters the business at a time when a serial killer is stalking the fashion industry.

Anthony Hickox will direct; he recently collaborated with Seven Arts on the thriller Knife Edge.

Julia Jentsch has joined Michael Madsen and Guillaume Depardieu on the comedy Men Don't Lie.

Seven Arts' Cannes slate includes the $60m cyberpunk thriller Neuromancer, Arthurian title Mortal Armor and the espionage drama Romeo Spy.