Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Lovitz and More Will Practice 'Sleight of Hand'
by Ethan Anderton
May 11, 2011
Yet another project has surfaced from the barrage of new meat unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival (be sure to keep an eye on Alex's coverage here), but this one has the most strange assembly of talent that I've seen yet. In a press release, it was revealed that Kiefer Sutherland ("24"), Gerard Depardieu (The Last Holiday), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Jon Lovitz (Casino Jack) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds) will all star in the action comedy Sleight of Hand. The story follows 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. Johnny Hallday (Man on the Train), Eric Cantona (Elizabeth) and French actors Jean Luc Couchard, Nora Arnezeder and Patrice Cols will also star in the film from director Brad Mirman (Shadows in the Sun). The project is expected to shoot this summer through September, and frankly, I'm interested to see what this weird cast can do together in Paris. We'll be sure to keep an eye out for this one.