‘BE­COM­ING’ CANNES

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AR­CLIGHT FILMS’ Gaby Whyte Hart and Michael Ku­per­berg, along with Fear­less Films, SKM Pro­duc­tions and South Creek Pic­tures, are in­tro­duc­ing buy­ers in Cannes to the su­per­nat­u­ral thriller Be­com­ing. The film will be di­rected by Omar Naim ( The Fi­nal Cut, which stars Robin Wil­liams in his fi­nal role) with Cam Gi­gan­det, best known for his roles in Easy A, The Twi­light Saga, as well as Bur­lesque and Jes­sica Lown­des, known for her roles in 90210, Greek, and The Prince, set to star. “We’re thrilled to in­tro­duce such a dy­namic and edgy film as Be­com­ing to buy­ers in Cannes for the very first time,” said Clay Ep­stein, se­nior vice-pres­i­dent sales and ac­qui­si­tions for Ar­clight Films. “This film has all of the el­e­ments both dis­trib­u­tors and au­di­ences around the world are clam­or­ing for; sus­pense, mys­tery, thrills, hair-rais­ing sur­prises around each cor­ner and an ex­tremely tal­ented team with a proven track-record of suc­cess around the world.” Prin­ci­pal photography be­gins in July. Be­com­ing cen­ters on the lives of Alex (Gi­gan­det) and Lisa (Lown­des), a newly en­gaged cou­ple that em­bark on a road trip for Alex to meet the mother mother of his bride-to-be. Along the way, the cou­ple de­cides to take a de­tour to a dis­tant rel­a­tive of Alex and that is when the trou­ble be­gins. A trail of death and bod­ies fol­low the cou­ple un­til one of them has to take mat­ters into their own hands.

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