Thrillers, romcom to lense this year

LONDON

U.K. production company Corona Pictures, run by Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn, has set thrillers “The Recovery” and “Black Ice,” and romantic comedy “The Bailey Method” for its 2013 slate.

“The Recovery,” helmed and scripted by Karl Golden, is a New York-set psychological thriller about a female lawyer, hospitalized after a car accident, who realizes her apparent hallucinations of a police conspiracy are all too real. The film will lense in the summer.

Spanish filmmaker Paco Cabezas will helm heist thriller “Black Ice” by Brit scribe Sebastian Foster. The film follows two gangs of criminals who try to outsmart each other and the police while battling a snow storm to intercept a cocaine shipment being transported through a small Alaskan town.

White Noise” director Geoffrey Sax will helm “The Bailey Method,” a romantic comedy about a shy videogame store manager who masquerades as an actor to win the girl of his dreams. British newcomer Neth Knowles scripted.

Corona recently completed hitman comedy thriller “The Liability,” starring Tim Roth, which releases Feb. 22 in Blighty through Revolver Entertainment.

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