Pic also stars Whitaker, Macy, Church

LONDON — Rising star Michael Fassbender has boarded helmer David Jacobson’s thriller “A Single Shot” opposite Forest Whitaker, William H. Macy and Thomas Haden Church.

Pic is set to start lensing in Ontario in January next year.

Hanway Films is selling international rights, with CAA co-repping the project’s North American distribution rights.

CAA and WME are arranging financing for the project, in which Fassbender plays a poacher who finds himself on the run from a gang of hardened killers.

Chris Coen is producing for London-based shingle Unanimous Pictures alongside Brad Arseneau. Kevin Hicks is exec producing for Northern United Film and Media, which is financing the pic.

Hanway’s slate includes helmer David Cronenberg’s “The Talking Cure,” Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Liv Tyler starrer “The Super” and Jon Amiel’s Charles Darwin biopic “Creation.”

Fassbender, whose bravura turns in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds” and Andrea Arnold’s “Fish Tank” are generating awards season buzz, is repped by Michael Cooper at WME and Conor McCaughan at Troika.

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