Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson star in Ruba Nadda’s Inescapable


Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei and Canadian thesp Joshua Jackson (Fringe) are top-lining Inescapable, Canadian director Ruba Nadda’s next movie from Killer Films, Myriad Pictures and Alliance Films.

The thriller about a Syrian expatriate, played by Alexander Siddig, going in search of his missing journalist daughter will be produced by Daniel Iron, who stick-handled Nadda’s last picture, Cairo Time, and Lance Samuels (The Bang Bang Club).

Tomei is to play a former lover who helps the Syrian expatriate, while Jackson plays an embassy official.

Nadda’s latest project underlines a growing trend where homegrown movies financed by Telefilm Canada and other domestic financiers attach Hollywood and other foreign stars to drive international sales and box office.

Besides Telefilm Canada, financing for Inescapable comes from the OMDC, the Harold Greenberg Fund and the National Bank of Canada.

Nadda directed Siddig alongside Patricia Clarkson in Cairo Time, which won best Canadian feature prize at the 2010 Toronto International Film festival.

Inescapable is expected to be shot in Canada and Africa.

Alliance Films will release the thriller in Canada, while Myriad Pictures will shop the film internationally.

Christine Vachon of Killer Films, Kirk D’Amico of Myriad Pictures and Mark Slone of Alliance Films will executive produce the picture.