Cuba Gooding Jr. co-stars in action comedy

Christian Slater and Cuba Gooding Jr. are toplining Nu Image/Millennium Films’ action/comedy “Lies & Illusions.”

Richard Salvatore, Johnny Martin and David Ornston are producing while Nu Image/Millennium’s Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson exec produce. Shooting begins this week in Spokane, Wash.

“Lies” is directed by Tibor Takacs (“Mega Snake”) from a script by Eric James. Story centers on a novelist being hunted by a spy who believes the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancee.

The film also stars Sarah Ann Schultz, Christa Campbell, Al Madrigal and Lochlyn Munro.

Salvatore recently produced “My Mom’s New Boyfriend,” starring Meg Ryan and Antonio Banderas, and “Hero Wanted,” starring Gooding Jr., for Nu Image/Millennium.

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