In a pre-Cannes Film Festival signing, Russell Crowe has come on board Unhinged, a psychological road rage thriller which will start production July 15 in New Orleans.
Rights to the film, which is the first Solstice Studios movie to go into production, will go on sale next week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Unhinged is directed by Derrick Borte (American Dreamer) from a script by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Red Eye). The producer is Lisa Ellzey, who has credits on Warrior and Kingdom of Heaven. Solstice is targeting a third quarter 2020 wide US theatrical release.
Unhinged takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy (played by Crowe).
Crowe won the Best Actor Academy Award for Gladiator and was nominated for his work in The Insider and A Beautiful Mind. He recently starred in Boy Erased and will next be seen in The True History of the Kelly Gang and the Showtime's limited series The Loudest Voice.
Solstice Studios was founded in October with plans to produce three to five movies per year for a global audience, generally in the $US20 million ($A29 million) to $US80 million ($A114 million) budget range. The company's founders are: President & CEO Mark Gill, Production Heads Andrew Gunn and Guy Botham, and Marketing/Strategy Head Vincent Bruzzese.
Australian Associated Press