Myriad Announces New Casting at Cannes

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The Hollywood Reporter says Sienna Miller is set to star in A Woman of No Importance, Sarah Polley, Paddy Considine, Debra Messing and Scott Speedman will star in Cry of the Owl, and Lena Headey will star in Six Bullets From Now, all part of Myriad Films’ Festival de Cannes presales lineup.

In the Oscar Wilde adaptation “Importance,” Miller plays a 19-year-old American who finds herself falling in love with the womanizing Lord Illingworth (Sean Bean) in the English countryside until his mother (Annette Bening) throws a wrench in his plans. Bruce Beresford is directing Howard Himelstein’s screen version of Wilde’s comedy, set to begin shooting in September.

In “Owl,” an adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Polley plays a woman who falls for her stalker (Considine). Things take an ugly turn when her jilted ex (Speedman) plans revenge. Messing plays the ex-wife of Speedman’s character in Jamie Thraves’ upcoming thriller.

“Bullets,” loosely based on a true story, features Headey as the good-hearted girlfriend of a thief (Josh Lucas) who plans a heist at New York’s Pierre Hotel in 1971. Tim Roth and Dermot Mulroney play his accomplices in director Stephen Kay’s crime thriller, written by Christian Darren and Kay. The film begins production in September in New York and New Jersey.