EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver are in talks to board The Cold Light of Day, the thriller that Summit Entertainment and Intrepid Pictures are co-financing. Shooting begins September 6 in Spain. Mabrouk El Mekchri (JCVD) is directing and Henry Cavill plays a young American whose family is kidnapped on vacation in Spain. He’s got hours to find them, and unravels a government conspiracy. Willis is near a deal to play his father, who has secrets of his own. Weaver is in talks to play the villainess, a role that was originally written for a male actor. Cavill, best known for Showtime’s The Tudors, stars as the Greek warrior Theseus in the Tarsem Singh-directed
The film’s produced by Intrepid’s Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans, with Kevin Mann, Matthew Perniciaro and Scott Wiper exec producing with Jesus Martinez.
Also involved as executive producer is Film Rites’ Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch. The script was first written by Scott Wiper and John Petro, and Film Rites drafted novelist/screenwriter Richard Price to write the most recent draft. Summit will distribute domestically and represent foreign territories.