Rod Lurie set to direct fugitive thriller

Voltage Prods., the production arm of Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures, is financing and producing fugitive thriller “Borderline,” with Rod Lurie set to direct.

Story, penned by Justin Marks (“Medallion,” “Patriot Down”), concerns a family taken hostage by desperate fugitives. A battle of wits unfolds as the criminals try to cross the U.S. border into Canada as federal marshals close in.

Voltage’s Craig J. Flores and Chartier produce alongside Hunting Lane Films’ Jamie Patricof. Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner, Voltage’s Zev Foreman and Marks exec produce. Patricof developed the script with Marks before bringing it to Chartier and Flores to finance and produce with him.

The two lead roles are currently casting.

“Borderline,” which will likely be launched to buyers in Toronto, is skedded to lense in September or October 2011.

Lurie is repped by WME.

Voltage Pictures arrives at the Cannes Film Festival this year with new title “Peace, Love and Understanding,” starring Elizabeth Olsen, Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda and Chase Crawford, which it is shopping to international buyers.Pic, directed by “Driving Miss Daisy” helmer Bruce Beresford, follows the story of an uptight New York lawyer, who after recently asking for a divorce from her husband, takes her two teenage children to her estranged hippie mother’s house.

The film is currently in post, and Voltage is commencing sales in Cannes this week.

Voltage is also debuting footage of Milla Jovovich-Julian McMahon starrer “Faces in the Crowd” to buyers in addition to shopping Chris Evans starrer “Puncture.”

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