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Trio signs on for ‘H’wood’

Reynolds, Seigler, Berenger to star in dark comedy

Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger and Tom Berenger have signed on to star in “The Hollywood Sign,” an indie feature that will serve as the English-language directing debut of German helmer Sonke Wortmann (“Maybe, Maybe Not”).

Written by Leon de Winter, “The Hollywood Sign” is a dark comedy about three washed-up actors who must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives in a dangerous plot that is designed to finance their comebacks.

De Winter and Eric Pleskow’s Pleswin Entertainment Group is fully financing the film in association with leading German-based production and distribution company Senator Films, which holds all German rights on the title. Amberlon Entertainment, a joint venture between Senator and Pleswin, will handle the film’s international sales.

De Winter will produce the film, with Blue Rider Pictures’ Jeff Geoffray and Walter Josten co-producing. Pleskow will serve as executive producer.

De Winter, an award-winning Dutch author, previously wrote and directed “Frontiers,” which was an official selection of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. He also directed “Hoffman’s Hunger,” a four-part miniseries based on his own novel, that starred Jacqueline Bisset and Elliott Gould.

Pleskow was a co-founder of Orion Entertainment and a former president and CEO of United Artists.

Wortmann’s 1995 film “Maybe, Maybe Not” was the highest-grossing German title of the past 20 years.

Reynolds is repped by ICM and management company A/M Prods. Steiger is repped by Gold, Marshak, Liedtke. Berenger is repped by CAA.

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