PARIS– Andrew Simpson (“Notes on a Scandal”) and Josephine de la Baume (“Rush”) have boarded Abner Pastoll’s debut “Road Games,” a French-English suspense thriller.
Set in rural France, pic turns on a chance encounter between a young Englishman and a beautiful French girl. The pair gets entangled with a mysterious married couple and a vicious “road kill collector.”
Frederic Pierrot (“The Returned”), Barbara Crampton (“You’re Next”) and Feodor Atkine (“Populaire”) complete the cast.
Set up as a British-French co-pro, “Road Games” is produced by “The Host’s” Junyoung Jang at London-based February films and Guillaume Benski at Paris-based Superbe Films (“March of the Penguins”), in association with France’s financing firm Backup Media, crowdfunding platform Movies Angels, the U.K.’s Trigger Films and South Korea’s MCMC Films.
Pastoll’s credits include the dramedy “Me or the Dog,” a short film toplining Edward Hogg which premiered in 2011 out of competition at Cannes, in the Coup de Coeur section, and played in competition at the LA Shorts Fest the following year.
“Road Games” is lensing in Kent (UK) and will next move to the Picardie region in France. It will be released in 2015.
SC Films International is handling worldwide sales.