Dougray Scott joins ‘Last Passenger’

Pathe International to shop thriller in Cannes

LONDON — Dougray Scott has been cast as the lead role in “Last Passenger,” a low-budget Brit train thriller that Pathe International is shopping to buyers in Cannes next week.

The $2 million pic, which is produced by Brit shingle NDF Intl., marks the debut feature for helmer Omid Nooshin. Story follows an overworked doctor trapped on a runaway train leaving London during the Christmas holidays.

Nooshin and Andy Love penned the script, which made the Brit List, a list of the hottest unproduced scripts in Blighty and Ireland.

NDF’S Ado Yoshizaki and Zack Winfield will produce while CEO Michiyo Yoshizaki (“The Crying Game”) will exec produce, alongside Stephen Margolis’ Future Films.

Lensing is expected to begin this summer and a deal for German rights for the pic is imminent.

NDF has a slew of projects in development, including Antonia Bird’s $4 million “The Widow,” based on a script penned by Hassan Abdulrazzak, Naomi Wallace and Bruce McLeod. The U.K.-French-Egyptian co-production, which is being set up with German partner Pandora Films, follows the story of an Arab woman who travels to Edinburgh to have an elicit affair.

Also on the NDF slate is a remake of Argentine pic “El Aura,” helmed and penned by James Marsh (“Man on Wire”), which it will co-produce with Brit shingle Kudos Production and Film4, Pete Travis helmed “City of Tiny Lights” and 1980s-set coming-of-age comedy “Blazer,” helmed by Bruce Webb.

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