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Tyler topping ‘McCool’s’ at USA Films

Zwart to helm

CANNES — Liv Tyler has inked to star in “One Night at McCool’s” for Barry Diller’s USA Films.

“One Night,” which Harald Zwart will direct, is the first pic to emerge from Michael Douglas’ Furthur Films under its deal with USA. Douglas will co-star in the pic; he and Furthur’s Allison Segan will produce. Good Machine Intl. will handle foreign sales.

Tyler will play a young woman who wreaks havoc on the lives of several men in a single night. Douglas will play one of them, Leo Burmeister the hitman.

“One Night,” according to director Zwart, is “a dark comedy about the power of women over men and how a group of people can all perceive different realities.”

Universal-based Furthur Films signed a production deal for lower-budget and independent fare with October Films last year. When Diller bought October and Gramercy Pictures this year, Furthur moved to USA.

The USA deal for October and Gramercy is expected to close formally next week. Diller has already appointed former October co-president Scott Greenstein chairman of USA Films and former Gramercy prexy Russell Schwartz president.

“Liv is a terrific actress,” Greenstein said. “We had a great experience working with her on ‘Cookie’s Fortune,’ and she will be perfect.”

October distribbed Robert Altman’s “Cookie’s Fortune” in the U.S.