John Cusack Has Stopping Power


John Cusack is attached to star in Jan de Bont’s action thriller Stopping Power and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached as the romantic lead in producer Darren Star’s directorial debut The Frog King, both projects coming from the new Intermedia-backed sales and distribution outfit IM Global.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, IM Global president Stuart Ford and Intermedia chairman Martin Schuermann said that Skip Woods (Swordfish) will write “Power” with Eric Red (The Hitcher), one of six new projects the newly named company will be selling at this month’s Cannes Film Festival.

In the Intermedia Films-produced “Power,” Cusack is set to star as a test pilot who sets off on a series of high-speed chases to save his kidnapped daughter from an escaped thief.

In “King,” produced by Intermedia and GreeneStreet Films and written by Bret Easton Ellis, Gordon-Levitt plays a ne’er-do-well assistant editor whose penchant for messing up threatens a relationship with his dream girlfriend.