Wild Bunch has picked up international sales duties on PaulLaverty-scripted thriller Cargo, set to star Peter Mullan (TheMagdalene Sisters) and Luis Tosar (Take My Eyes).

The estimated Euros 9.8m English-language thriller is aproduction of Juan Gordon of Spain's Morena Films and Andrea Calderwood of theUK's Slate Films. Clive Gordon will direct from a script by Ken Loach regularLaverty.

Wild Bunch, which handled Mullan's Magdalene Sisters,will present the project to buyers for the first time in Cannes with an eye toclosing a few key pre-sales under the direction of Juliette Renaud and itsco-production department.

The film turns on a young stowaway whose life hangs in thebalance as the captain (Mullan) and the cook (Tosar) of a rusting cargo shipoff the coast of Africa struggle for power.

Casting is underway for the role of the stowaway. Shootingin Spain, South Africa and the UK is expected to begin September 6.