05/12/16 Travis Fimmel Gravitates To ‘Inversion’; ‘Little Pink Houses’ Put On Market – Cannes Briefs

Warcraft‘s Travis Fimmel has been set to star in Paul Haggis co-scripted sci-fi pic Inversion. Directed by Peter Segal (Tommy Boy), it’s being produced by Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Facing East. Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited is selling in Cannes. The story follows a street-wise American con man and a young Chinese physicist as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity. Haggis wrote the screenplay with David Arata (Children Of Men) and Bragi Schut (Season Of The Witch). Co-financiers are Hong Kong based Pegasus Motion Pictures and Sun Entertainment. Huaxia Film Distribution will co-produce and will release in China. Principal photography starts in September.

Film Mode Entertainment has come aboard to rep international rights to Catherine Keener-starring Little Pink Houses, writer-director Courtney Moorehead Balaker’s drama based on the true story of Susette Kelo, a nurse who takes on a huge corporation that tries to use eminent domain to seize homes in her working-class Connecticut neighborhood. She organizes her neighbors and leads a battle that ends up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Jeanne Tripplehorn and Callum Keith Rennie co-star in the pic now in post-production. Film Mode also is repping sales rights to Fatal Black Films and Elephant Gun Films’ Viking Destiny, a David LG Hughes-directed adventure film about the lives and legendary crusades of Scandinavian explorers. Hughes and Andy Ryder are producing the story about the perilous ascension of a beautiful, young Norse girl and rightful heir to the Viking Kingdom. In order to seize her legacy, she must cultivate the predatory instincts of a hellcat and the skills of a ruthless warrior.

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