Armie Hammer, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, Michael Sheen and Teresa Palmer are set to star in the crime thriller Cut Bank. Scripted by Roberto Patino from a script that made the 2009 Black List, the pic will be directed by  Matt Shakman (Mad Men, Six Feet Under), making his feature directing debut.

Set in Cut Bank, Montana, Patino’s script tells the story of Dwayne McLaren, a young auto mechanic and former high school football star who wants to get the hell out of this tiny town frozen in time. His attempt to do so sets in motion a series of events that will change his life, and the life of Cut Bank, forever.

Ed Zwick, Mickey Barold and Dan Cohen are producing. Untitled Entertainment’s Laura Rister is exec producing, and co-repping the domestic rights with WME Global Finance and Distribution Group.

Entertainment One (eOne) is representing the film for world sales, excluding North America, and will be launching the project in Cannes. According to Sally Caplan, Managing Director, “We at eOne Films International are proud and delighted to be representing Cut Bank. It’s rare to find a project that is such a compelling read with top notch cast and an exciting new director attached.”

Production is set to begin in the fall of 2012.

Black List
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2 years
I love that more and more black list scripts are getting made.
Hammer!
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2 years
He is so great and charming, and really proving himself as a versatile actor. Can't wait.
N. Lag
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2 years
This is going to be great!! Great cast and great people behind it!