Echo wins ‘Standoff’

Alleca to make directorial debut on pic

Echo Lake (“Water”) will produce indie thriller “Standoff,” written by Adam Alleca, who makes his directorial debut.

Story revolves around a troubled war veteran who must pull himself together to protect a 10-year-old girl who has witnessed a gruesome murder.

Producers are Echo Lake’s Douglas Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding. Mike Marcus will exec produce.

Alleca, who graduated from college last year, has set up the script “Home” with Wes Craven’s production shingle, and “Beneath” with Michael De Luca’s company.

Echo Lake, launched in 1998, has helped produce and finance 16 films, including Michael Cuesta’s “Twelve and Holding,” which IFC Films will release May 26.

Company is one of the producers on John Dahl’s mob laffer “You Kill Me.”

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