Treat Williams tops TNT pic

'Dead Ahead' thriller also stars Cattrall, O'Connor

Allegro Films and Carla Singer Prods. kicked off lensing last week in Montreal on “Dead Ahead,” a thriller set to air on TNT early next year.

Treat Williams, Kim Cattrall and Carroll O’Connor will star in the contempo thriller about a man (Williams) who has 36 hours to outwit the powerful crime organization bent on destroying him.

The TNT original is based on a screenplay by Robert Rodat (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Fly Away Home”), with additional screenplay materials by Mitch Klebanoff (“Beverly Hills Ninja”) and Simon Barry.

Simoneau helms

Vidpic is helmed by Yves Simoneau (“Larry McMurtry’s Dead Man’s Walk,” “Mother’s Boys”) and exec produced by Carla Singer (“Marriage of Convenience,” “The Truth About Edward Brannigan”).

Cattrall stars in the HBO series “Sex and the City,” and O’Connor is best known for his starring role in TV’s “All in the Fam-ily” and “In the Heat of the Night.”

TNT has U.S. and Latin American rights to the project, with Montreal-based Motion Intl. handling the rest of global distribution. “We have had a long and close relationship with Turner for many years, both in financing film productions and in the distribution of some of their product lineup, including the RKO library of classic movies,” said Stephen Greenberg, prexy of Motion Intl.

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