Mark Webber and Chloe Sevigny are set to star as the leads in director Adam Bhala Lough's sexually-charged Panarea. The film follows a young married couple with intimacy issues who find themselves vacationing on an exotic Italian island where their commitment will be tested and reaffirmed.
Scripted by Adam Mansbach, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "Go the F*ck to Sleep," Panarea is scheduled to go into production this summer. Jim Jarmusch is executive producing. Mangusta Productions'Sol Tryon and Giancarlo Canavesio have partnered with Mike S. Ryan (Choke, Junebug, The Comedy) to produce.
Webber, coming off his three premieres at this year's Sundance Film Festival (The End of Love, Save the Date and For a Good Time Call...), will play Paul, an American struggling with what it means to be a man. His wife, Linnea, is a headstrong Swede played by the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning Sevigny, next seen in Sky Atlantic and DirecTVís "Hit and Miss." This is the third collaboration between Lough and Webber (Bomb the System and Weapons).