Weller, Scheider fall into spy pic

Bucksey set to helm

Peter Weller, Roy Scheider and Gordon Currie are set to star in LeMonde Entertainment’s action-adventure thriller “Falling Through.”

Lensing will begin this month in Luxembourg on the pic directed by Colin Bucksey (“Dealers”). In the political thriller, the American embassy in Paris is in a state of heightened alert due to a wave of passport counterfeiting. Head of security (Scheider) deploys a young internal affairs officer (Currie) to help stem the breach, but he finds himself torn between loyalty and the law when one of his mentors (Weller) is involved in the scandal.

Part of coprod pact

“Falling Through” is a co-production of Chesler-Perlmutter-Le Sabre-Deluxe for LeMonde, a division of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. Project is the fourth LeMonde has made with Lewis Chesler and David Perlmutter. Others include “Hostile Intent” and “Ms. Bear,” both of which aired in the U.S. on HBO.

Alliance Atlantis is handling all foreign rights on “Falling,” while Una-pix will distribute the pic stateside. Unapix released the LeMonde title “Devil in the Flesh” starring Rose McGowan last year, and is developing a sequel.

LeMonde’s other forays into the feature world include “Black Mask” starring Jet Li, “It Came From the Sky,” “Lethal Tender” and the upcoming HBO telepic “Cara Cara” with Johnathon Schaech, Natasha Henstridge and Lauren Hutton, among others.

Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., is a Toronto-based producer, distributor and broadcaster of filmed entertainment with significant ownership of six Canadian TV channels.

Bucksey has also directed for the small screen, including episodes of CBS’ “Nash Bridges” and the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Sliders.”

Scheider’s credits include “Jaws,” “All That Jazz” and the more recent “The Rainmaker” with Matt Damon and Claire Danes. Weller starred in “Robocop” and has done stints on the other side of the camera, directing episodes of CBS’ “Michael Hayes” and NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Streets.” Currie appears in Independent Films’ “Dog Park.”

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