Nicolas Cage and Jack Huston are hoping to earn buyers’ “trust” at Cannes this year. The Oscar-winner and “Boardwalk Empire” actor have signed on to star in Alex and Ben Brewer’s crime thriller “The Trust,” which will hawk its worldwide rights at this year’s Marche du Film.
Ben Brewer and Alex Hirsch’s script focuses on “two evil cops who discover a strangely hidden and guarded safe filled with mysterious contents,” according to a an announcement issued Wednesday. “Their lust for it unexpectedly thrusts them into a deadly well of corruption leaving them fighting for their lives and unsure of who to trust.”
Molly Hassell and Braxton Pope are producing the film, while Mike Nilon will executive produce. Pope, producer of “The Canyons,” previously worked with the Brewer brothers on music videos for the Dum Dum Girls and Passion Pit.
Electric Shadow Fund, a new UK debt fund, is providing the finance while Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier are executive producing and handling worldwide sales. The movie is being made in association with Prettybird Pictures.
Cage earned strong reviews for his role in David Gordon Green‘s southern drama “Joe,” which released earlier this year, while Huston played a crucial part in last year’s “American Hustle.”
Cage is represented by CAA, manager Mike Nilon, and attorney Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. Jack Huston is represented by UTA.