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Cast aboard for Anderson

Harrelson, Noriega, Kingsley to star in 'Trans-Siberian'

Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Ben Kingsley and Thomas Kretschmann are set to star in “Trans-Siberian,” the next film by “The Machinist” director Brad Anderson. Anderson wrote the script with Will Conroy.

Anderson reteams with Barcelona-based mini-major Filmax Entertainment, which financed “The Machinist.” Filmax chairman Julio Fernandez has mobilized “Trans-Siberian” as a co-production with Germany’s Universum Film.

Pic budgeted at north of $15 million will begin shooting Dec. 11 in Beijing, Russia and Lithuania.

Crime thriller revolves around an American couple (Harrelson and Morton) traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railway from China to Moscow. When they meet another couple (Mara and Noriega), the result is a train ride full of deception and murder. Kingsley and Kretschmann will play Russian police officers pursuing the couples.