Cannes: Michael Madsen to Star in U.S. Director Jane Spencer’s ‘South of Hope Street’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Cannes: Michael Madsen Star U.S. Director
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Venturing outside Hollywood, Michael Madsen is set to star in U.S. indie darling Jane Spencer’s romantic sci-fier “South of Hope Street.”

The U.S. thesp known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino pics has been cast in “South” alongside Dhaffer L’Abidine, the rising Tunisian talent who a real estate consultant to Tom Hank’s character in “A Hologram for the King,” and Canadian actress Katie Boland (“Born to be Blue”).

Spencer, who is based in Zurich, broke out in 1992 with well-received drama “Little Noises,” which went to Sundance. She more recently helmed London-set existential comedy “The Ninth Cloud,” which also starred Madsen, and went to Raindance.

Her new quirky pic, to be shot next year in Norway and the Dolomites, will take its cue from an unexplained occurrence in the sky, feature voiceless characters, and explore the question: “how far will people go to avoid facing change?”

“Hope Street” is being packaged as a Arab/European co-production by Cairo-based distributor MAD Solutions. They will also be handling its theatrical distribution in the Arab world. It marks the second co-production between Egypt and Europe packaged by MAD.

“Hope Street” producers are  London-based former Polygram exec Marina Cordoni (“Cas &Dylan”), Norway’s Svein Andersen, and Spencer’s Switzerland-based Ward9 Productions. Pluriprized editor Patricia Rommel (“The Lives of Others,” “By The Sea,”) is on board to edit the pic.

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