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CANNES: Thailand’s Benetone Is ‘Wishing For A Dream’ EXCLUSIVE

Expanding Thai mini-studio Benetone Films has picked up rights to “Wishing For A Dream,” a drama set for release later this year. The film stars Sara Malakul Lane, a Thai-British model turned actress.

Written and directed by Jared Cohn, the film’s story follows the ups and downs of a young woman trying to make her way in the Hollywood entertainment scene. It is told in raw documentary style.

Production is by Gabriel Campisi, Judy Kim, and John Mehrer through Los Angeles-based Traplight Media. “Dream” will release theatrically in Thailand, and on VoD in the US in the last quarter of the year.

Benetone, is one of the leading production services companies in Thailand and recently announced horror title “Pernicious” as the first release to go out its newly-minted film distribution arm. Directed by James Cullen Bressack, Thailand-set “Pernicious” was produced by Benetone principals Rachvin Narula, Kulthep Narula, and Daemon Hillin.

Malakul Lane, who has become an adept martial artist, appears in the upcoming “Kickboxer,” alongside Gina Carano, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Dave Bautista. She is also heading for a role in “Shark Lake” opposite action star Dolph Lundgren.

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