Posted on: June 12th, 2007
Connelly to star in Born-
Online since: February 20th, 2006
Article written by: Nightmare Child
(Poster art for the movie BORN)
According to Variety, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany will star in BORN, a
psychological thriller that Guillermo del Toro, Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd
Levin will produce, and horror vet Clive Barker will exec produce. Daniel
Simpson will direct the project, which revolves around a couple who settle
down in a seemingly idyllic English town to raise a family. Their perfect life
is shaken when the husband, a claymation artist, discovers his characters
are acting out a nightmare that comes to life. Simpson penned the script
with Barker and Paul Kaye. Stop-motion animated sequences, produced by
Chiodo Bros. Prods. ("Elf," "Team America") will be integrated into the pic.
Steve Lanning and Cliff Lanning are producers on "Born," which starts
production in mid-August in the U.K.
Pic is the first project to be birthed by Los Angeles-based finance and
production shingle ClearVision Media Production Group, which is looking to
produce independent features and TV shows. Melissa Wegman is prexy and
CEO of the company. Exec roster also includes former Dimension production
exec Louis Spiegler, as senior VP of motion picture production and
development; and Sarah Wexler, VP of acquisitions, development and
production. Connelly wrapped "Reservation Road," opposite Joaquin Phoenix
and Mark Ruffalo for Focus Features, while Bettany completed "Inkheart,"
which stars Helen Mirren, Brendan Fraser and Andy Serkis. Del Toro, Gordon
and Levin are in production on "Hellboy II" for Universal.