Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Thomas Jane, Jon Lovitz and More to Star in SLEIGHT OF HAND

     May 10, 2011

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The cast for the international action comedy Sleight of Hand was announced to stay. Poised to star are Keifer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Thomas Jane, Jon Lovitz, Johnny Hallyday, Til Schweiger and Eric Cantona, as well as French actors Jean Luc Couchard, Nora Arnezeder and Patrice Cols. The plot is described thusly:

“The international cast plays a crew of small time crooks in Paris, who inadvertently end up possessing a rare gold coin belonging to a notorious French gangster. The leader of the crew calls his uncle (Depardieu), a retired criminal, to help them raise the money to repay the gangster. The series of mix-ups and double crosses culminate as the gangs are pit face to face, chasing through Paris.”

Brad Mirman (Shadows in the Sun) is directing, with filming set to get underway at the end of July. Hannibal Classics will be selling the film this week at Cannes. Hit the jump to read the full press release.

Here’s the full press release:

KIEFER SUTHERLAND, GERARD DEPARDIEU, JOHNNY HALLYDAY, TIL SCHWEIGER

THOMAS JANE, JON LOVITZ, ERIC CANTONA

STAR IN

SLEIGHT OF HAND

MARCO POLO PRODUCTION TO BEGIN PRODUCTION IN FRANCE

PLUS

HANNIBAL CLASSICS sHANNIBAL PICTURES CELEBRATE CANNES

FESTIVAL DE CANNES – Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Til Schweiger, Thomas Jane, Johnny Hallyday, Jon Lovitz and Eric Cantona, will star in Sleight of Hand, it was announced today by Producer Richard Rionda del Castro; whose Hannibal Classics will begin selling the film this week at Cannes. Also producing will be Gilles Thompson from Acteurs, Auteurs, Associes (AAA). Brad Mirman will direct the star-studded action comedy. Patricia Eberle will serve as executive producer. The film will shoot the end of July through mid-September.

“There is no better place to announce a French film with International stars than the Cannes Film Festival,” says Rionda del Castro; also a principal in Marco Polo Production. “It is going to be a wonderful film entirely shot in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world and I will be working for the second time with Gerard, Johnny, Thomas and Jon. We are still casting so there are a few more surprises in store.”

In Sleight of Hand, also starring French actors Jean Luc Couchard, Nora Arnezeder and Patrice Cols, the international cast plays a crew of small time crooks in Paris, who inadvertently end up possessing a rare gold coin belonging to a notorious French gangster. The leader of the crew calls his uncle (Depardieu), a retired criminal, to help them raise the money to repay the gangster. The series of mix-ups and double crosses culminate as the gangs are pit face to face, chasing through Paris.

“I am honored to be a part of this film, and to be able to work with such an amazing cast, who not only exude talent but bring passion, humor and excitement on and off the screen, “ adds Mirman. A writer, director and producer, Mirman’s past films include Resurrection, Crime Spree and Body of Evidence and recently the Internet Action Series with Kiefer Sutherland.

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