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Vendome gets hitched to ‘The Widow’

Ray Wright penned the thriller

Vendome Pictures is marrying “The Widow,” acquiring the thriller spec script written by Ray Wright.

Vendome CEO Philippe Rousselet will produce along with Steve Golin and Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content. Vendome will also finance.

Producers are seeking a director with plans to commence production this year.

“The Widow” follows a young woman who befriends a lonely widow only to discover that their encounter was not a coincidence.

Wright previously wrote “The Crazies,” starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell.

Vendome’s Guy Stodel and Sarah Schweitzman will oversee the project on behalf of Vendome.

Vendome and Anonymous have already teamed on international espionage thriller “Bastille Day,” directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Andrew Baldwin.

Vendome financed and produced “Source Code” and is developing “What Happened to Monday,” a futuristic thriller written by Max Botkin; and “Alive and Well” with Ken Kwapis directing from a screenplay written by David Hubbard.

Anonymous is developing the thriller “U Want Me 2 Kill Him?,” directed by Andrew Douglas; Erik Van Looy’s thriller “Loft,” starring Karl Urban and James Marsden; Bill Condon’s untitled project about Wikileaks for DreamWorks; director Paul Greengrass’ feature soccer documentary “Barca”; and the Secret Service drama “Currency,” recently acquired by Participant Media and written by Mark DiStefano with Ric Roman Waugh attached to direct.

Wright is repped by UTA and attorney Mark Temple.

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