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Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel are set to square off in Stephen Campanelli’s action thriller “Momentum.”

Morgan Freeman and Shea Whigham co-star.

Colette Aguilar, sales president at Moonrise Pictures, “Momentum’s” sales agent, made the key cast announcement at the Toronto Festival.

Campanelli has been best known as Clint Eastwood’s camera operator since “The Bridges of Madison County.”

Anton Ernst, the producer of South Africa’s Oscar submission in 2012, “Little One,” will produce via his banners Thaba Media and Azari Media.

From a screenplay by helmer-scribe Adam Marcus (“Let It Snow”) and writing partner Debra Sullivan, “Momentum” has Kurylenko as a thief on the run from not only the law but also Cassel’s assassin gang.

Moonrise has launched pre-sales, licensing Andre Boissier’s Revolutionary Releasing rights to Cis, Eastern Europe and Turkey, key territories now for any actioner. Gulf Film has closed the Middle East. Grosvenor Park is co-financing “Momentum, »


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