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Helmer Elliott sets up ‘Deal’

Political thriller stars Burns, Ammann

Edward Burns and Spain’s Alberto Ammann (“Cell 211”) are attached to star in “Oliver’s Deal,” from U.S. director Barney Elliott.

Political thriller stars Burns as a hedge-fund honcho working on the deal of a lifetime — the redemption of a $1 billion debt from Peru’s government — in a story spanning Manhattan, a Lima hospital and the Andean highlands. Travelling to Peru, he witnesses the ripple effects of his actions and is entangled in a nightmarish battle for land, money and power.

Caitlin FitzGerald (“Damsels in Distress”) plays Oliver’s wife.

Headed by Marina Fuentes, sales-financing company Dreamcatchers will bring “Oliver’s Deal” onto the market at Berlin.

It’s produced by Barcelona’s Arcadia Motion Pictures (“Blancanieves”), New York’s Atlantic Pictures (“Kick-Ass”) and Peru’s Chullachaki Prods. Arcadia’s Ibon Cormenzana and Atlantic’s Darren Goldberg take producer credits.

Atlantic will put up equity investment. Arcadia will finance through equity, tax-driven investment and bank coin, Cormenzana said. Spanish cast will be announced shortly, he added.

Christine Vachon (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Mildred Pierce”) exec-produces, having advised on financing and cast, said Goldberg.

“Deal” shoots starting in May in New York. Pic will also travel to Lima, Peru and Huarez in the Andes.

Elliott wrote the first draft of “Deal” at the Cannes Festival’s Cinefondation Residence program in Paris and developed it at Amsterdam’s Binger Filmlab.

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