CANNES: Rebecca Hall To Star In Mystery ‘State Like Sleep’

Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3,” “The Town”), Oscar-nominated Michael Shannon (“Man of Steel) and Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor”) will co-star in mystery film “State Like Sleep.” The film is to be written and directed by Meredith Danluck (“North of South, West of East”).

“Sleep” is the story of a woman (Hall) whose celebrity husband commits suicide. She discovers his double life and struggles with the truth to unanswered questions.

The film will begin production in July. Production is by Eddie Vaisman (“Big Sur,” “In aWorld”).

Fortitude International is handling foreign sales and is presenting the project to buyers at the Cannes Market.

Fortitude co-founder Nadine de Barros is supported by a sales team including Katie Irwin, VP of international and Samantha Peel, director of international sales and marketing. ICM Partners, which represents Danluck, packaged the film and will represent domestic North American rights.

Hall burst onto the Hollywood scene with Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige” and has appeared in Ron Howard’s Oscar-nominated “Frost/Nixon,” and Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She is soon to begin shooting Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG,” having recently wrapped Joel Edgerton’s “The Gift.”

Hall is represented by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates; Shannon by CAA, Wetzel Entertainment and attorney David Krintzman of Morris Yorn; Foster by UTA and Meredith Danluck by ICM Partners.

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