Director Randall Miller and CAA's Roeg Sutherland negotiated the deal with Voltage sales chief Nicolas Chartier, who will commence sales on the Croisette.
Chartier also announced that James Cromwell has joined Laurence Fishburne and Cole Hauser in the cast of police thriller Tortured from Five Star Pictures, Insight Film Studios and Proud Mary Entertainment.
In Nobel Son, Rickman plays a philandering chemistry professor who sets in motion a chain of lust, betrayal and revenge when his son is kidnapped and he refuses to pay up his Nobel Prize money as ransom.
Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito and Ted Danson round out the ket cast. Jody Savin and Miller produced.
Miller and Savin hope to sign Rickman, DeVito and Dushku for the wine industry-themed Bottle Shock, which is set to go before the cameras on July 30.
'Nobel Son is a fast paced, fun caper, with a ton of plot twists in the vein of movies like Snatch and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels,' Chartier said.
Production began this week in Vancouver on Tortured. Cromwell will play the director of the FBI whose undercover agent son (Hauser) questions his own identity as he infiltrates a crime syndicate.
Los Angeles-based Voltage's Cannes slate includes the fantasy drama Phoebe In Wonderland, starring Elle Fanning and Felicity Huffman, Kathryn Bieglow's Iraq War action title The Hurt Locker, and the supernatural thriller 100 Feet with Famke Janssen.