Lowi to direct Lieber script
Kirk D’Amico’s Myriad Pictures has inked Rachael Leigh Cook to star in their upcoming thriller “Conspiracy,” slated to begin lensing in May. Jay Lowi, who helmed the award-winning short “12 Stops on the Road to Nowhere,” will direct from a script by Jeffrey Lieber.Robert Levy, Peter Abrams and Jennifer Gibgot of Tapestry Films will produce for Myriad in association with Unapix Entertainment. “Conspiracy,” a mystery, tells the story of a romantic triangle the center of which is Cook’s character. A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together the puzzle of what happened, the convoluted relationship between Cook’s character and her two young suitors gradually emerges. Earlier this month, Cook committed to star in Universal Pictures’ “Josie and the Pussycats” and is currently filming MGM’s “Antitrust,” opposite Ryan Phillippe and Tim Robbins. Cook’s credits include “She’s All That,” opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. for Miramax and Tapestry Films. Later this year, she can be seen in Warner Bros.’/Franchise Pictures’ “Get Carter,” opposite Sylvester Stallone. Lowi’s “12 Stops on the Road to Nowhere” won the Audience Award at Slamdance. Myriad finances, distributes and produces movies and television, while also handling the worldwide sales of its films. The shingle has “The Divine Ryans,” starring Pete Postlethwaite, screening at the AFM and “Deeply,” starring Kirsten Dunst and Lynn Redgrave, in pre-production. They will also distribute the Sundance doc “Speaking in Strings,” an Academy Award nominee. Tapestry is producing, with Destination Films, the Sony Pictures release “The Wedding Planner,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey; they are also behind “Pay it Forward,” starring Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment and Helen Hunt.