Mila Kunis is joining the cast of the Oscar-winning director-writer Paul Haggis’s drama “Third Person,” with James Franco and Casey Affleck in negotiations to join the film.
“Third Person,” which has a budget in the high teens, is heading for a mid-October start date and is being produced and financed by Corsan Films.
Set in Rome, New York and Paris, where the film will shoot, “Third Person” features three interlocking love stories.
Previously announced cast members include Liam Neeson, who plays a journalist, and Olivia Wilde, who plays a New York gossip columnist.
Corsan founder Paul Breuls is producing with Haggis and his producing partner, Michael Nozik. Haggis will direct from his own script. CAA is co-representing domestic rights with Paradigm. Corsan is handling international rights.
Breuls and his president of sales, Pascal Borno, have brought a number of high-profile films to the marketplace recently and are heading into the Toronto International Film Festival next month with a strong slate.
Recent announcements include the Robert de Niro/John Travolta-starrer “Killing Season” from director Mark Steven Johnson; “Emperor,” an epic adventure from Lee Tamahori, which Corsan is financing and producing; Roland Joffe’s time travel film “Singularity,” which stars Josh Hartnett; and the Chet Baker biopic “The Prince of Cool” which Breuls is set to direct.
Breuls founded Corsan as a film production and financing company in 1989 in Antwerp, the Belgian fashion capital which is better known for producing some of the country’s more outlandish fashion designers, including Martin Margiela and Bernhard Wilhelm.
In 2003, he created the Corsan Tax Fund, which finances all of the company’s films. In 2008, he added Corsan World Sales. Haggis and Nozik’s production company Hwy 61 recently announced it was moving forward on a number of other projects, including a father-son apartheid project to be produced together with Olympus Pictures, and written and directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil.
Kunis is repped by CAA.