Henry Cavill, one of the stars of “The Tudors,” will topline “The Cold Light of Day”, a kidnapping thriller from Intrepid Pictures and Summit.
Mabrouk El Mechri, who directed the faux Jean-Claude Van Damme documentary “JCVD,” is behind the camera, with Intrepid principals Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans producing.
The story centers on a cocky young Wall Street trader who reluctantly vacations with his family in Spain. When his family is kidnapped, he is thrust into a government conspiracy and must unravel his father’s darkest secret in order to save his loved ones.
Richard Price is writing a production pass on the original script written by Scott Wiper and John Petro.
The movie is set for a Sept. 6 start in Spain.
Steven Zaillian, Kevin Mann, Matthew Perniciaro and Wiper are executive producing. Spanish producer Galavis Film will co-produce, with Galavis’ Jesus Martinez also executive producing.
Summit is distributing domestically and selling international rights.
Cavill, repped by CAA and United Agents, has been gaining stature on the strength of his performance as Charles Brandon on Showtime’s “Tudors.” He has been near the top of several casting lists and scored the role of Theseus in “Immortals,” Tarsem Singh’s big-budget Greek god fantasy. “Cold Light” is Cavill’s first major starring vehicle.