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Barton nails ‘Walled’ film

Actress to star in Leomax thriller

Mischa Barton, Deborah Kara Unger and Cameron Bright will star in “Walled In,” a psychological thriller to be the first production financed and produced by Leomax Entertainment.

Shooting on the French-Canadian co-production begins Oct. 22 in Saskatchewan.

Pic marks the English-language debut of French director Gilles Paquet-Brenner, who previously directed “Gomez and Tavares” and “Les jolies choses.” Paquet-Brenner scripted.

Based on Serge Broselot’s bestselling French novel “Les Emmeures,” pic casts Barton as a demolition company rep who supervises the razing of a mysterious building and discovers horrifying secrets and past inhabitants entombed within its walls by a vicious murderer.

Leomax is headed by German producer-investment banker Ingo Vollkammer and American producer Scott Einbinder. They are backed by the Swiss hedge fund Leomax AG and a multipicture co-financing deal with Starz Media Group. Leomax will make four to six modestly budgeted films in the thriller and action genres, pics that will give offshore talent like Paquet-Brenner the chance to make Hollywood films.

Vollkammer, who is producing with Clement Miserez, Jean-Charles Levy and Kevin DeWalt, said “Walled In” will get theatrical distribution before finding its way to Starz. Canadian rights were acquired by co-producer Remstar Prods., while La Petite Reine bought French theatrical, DVD and TV rights and Canal Plus acquired French feevee rights for a film that will cost around $8 million.

Barton is currently co-starring in “Assassination of a High School President” opposite Bruce Willis and most recently wrapped the Roland Joffe-directed “Finding t.A.T.u.” Unger was last seen in “Silent Hill,” Bright in “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Thank You for Smoking.”

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