9 September 2013 4:12 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The producers of thriller Reclaim have shifted the location from Australia to Puerto Rico after Screen Australia turned down their pitch for investment.

Erskineville Kings director Alan White is set to direct the film written by Luke Davies (Candy) and Carmine Gaeta. The plot follows an American couple, Steven and Shannon, who are mourning the death of their unborn child in a car accident.

The screenplay originally had the couple visiting Australia to adopt an Afghan child, who mysteriously vanishes from their hotel room, but the location has changed to Puerto Rico and the girl they.re adopting is an orphan from Haiti.

Casting is yet to be finalised but Jacki Weaver and John Cusack are attached. Shooting is due to start in Puerto Rico in mid-October.

.We.re disappointed we have to move offshore,. one of the producers, Ian Sutherland, told If. Screen Australia rejected the project despite a »

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