Screenwriters:Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato, Michael Ferris
Starring:Sam Worthington, Emma Roberts, Martin Compston, Amy Landecker, Veronica Echegui
Based on Paul Leyden's adaptation of Kevin Wignall's novel, which is described as follows: Inspired in part by "The Nibelungenlied" (the epic German poem which was the basis for Wagner's "Ring Cycle") and partly by Jane Austen's "Persuasion" (both books actually appear in the text), this is the story of Ella and Lucas. Ella is touring Italy with her boyfriend, unaware that her entire family has been murdered, that her father's business dealings are questionable, and that someone is about to attempt to kill her. Lucas is a retired hitman, keeping an eye on Ella as a favour for her father. He saves Ella from her would-be killers, but a complex dance ensues, with Ella determined on revenge, and Lucas equally determined to leave that life behind, to reconnect with his former girlfriend and the daughter he's never known.