Lotus Entertainment has come aboard to sell international rights at the Cannes film market to Adrian Lyne’s Silence. This is separate from the Lyne and Nicole Kidman project Silent Wife the pair are working on that was introduced at the last American Film Market. For this new pic, Fatal Attraction star Michael Douglas and Halle Berry have come aboard to star in a package that has come together via CAA, which also arranged financing and is repping domestic distribution rights on the Croisette.
The story set in Chicago during a snow-covered Christmas in the 1960s, when for John Carpenter, the holiday spirit is broken by violence throughout the city, and an unlikely stranger named Silence saves his life during a deadly riot. It leaves you questioning how far you would go to protect the ones you love.
Will Packer is producing Silence via his Will Packer Productions banner with Will Packer Productions head of motion pictures James Lopez, along with Lyne. Jim Seibel, Bill Johnson, Ara Keshishian and Angus Sutherland of Lotus are serving as executive producers.
Lyne, Berry, and Packer are repped by CAA. Berry is also repped by Management 360 and Packer by Ziffren Brittenham. Douglas is represented by UTA.