Actor to star in thriller

Paul Walker is set to star in “The Heaven Project,” an independently financed thriller to be directed by John Glenn, who wrote the script.

Pic is a love story set in the framework of a psychological thriller. Walker plays a man stripped of everything he loves, who must overcome great obstacles to get his life back together.

The film re-teams Walker with “Eight Below” producers and Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

“Heaven” is produced by Hoberman, Lieberman, Matt Milich and Bill Johnson. Jim Siebel will exec produce.  Evan Astrowsky serves as co-producer.

Shooting begins April 15 in Canada.

Pic marks the launch of Be Good, a production shingle Walker hatched with Brandon Birtell and Tim Whitcome; “The Heaven Project” is Be Good’s first company credit.

Foreign sales will be handled by Johnson’s Inferno Distribution, which arranged most of the film’s financing, and which recently co-financed and/or produced “Peaceful Warrior” for Universal, “Southland Tales” and “The Good Night.”

Glenn recently scripted “Eagle Eye” for DreamWorks and rewrote “The Source” for Columbia Pictures. With ex-writing partner Travis Wright, Glenn wrote drafts for remakes of “Clash of the Titans” at Warner Bros., “Journey to the Center of the Earth” at Fox and “The Warriors” at Paramount.

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