Kiefer Sutherland to Headline Sleight of Hand


Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Til Schweiger, Thomas Jane, Johnny Hallyday, Jon Lovitz and Eric Cantona will star in an upcoming action comedy entitled Sleight of Hand, Hannibal Pictures announced today. The film, from director Brad Mirman, is set to begin production shortly in France, shooting from July to September.

“It is going to be a wonderful film entirely shot in Paris,” announced producer Rionda del Castro, “the most beautiful city in the world and I will be working for the second time with Gerard, Johnny, Thomas and Jon. We are still casting so there are a few more surprises in store.”

Full details of the plot are described in the press release as follows:

In Sleight of Hand, also starring French actors Jean Luc Couchard, Nora Arnezeder and Patrice Cols, the international cast plays a crew of small time crooks in Paris, who inadvertently end up possessing a rare gold coin belonging to a notorious French gangster. The leader of the crew calls his uncle (Depardieu), a retired criminal, to help them raise the money to repay the gangster. The series of mix-ups and double crosses culminate as the gangs are pit face to face, chasing through Paris.