Magazine article Screen International

Penelope Cruz to Star in Fortitude’s 'Layover'

Magazine article Screen International

Penelope Cruz to Star in Fortitude’s 'Layover'

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Fortitude International is financing Layover and will represent international rights on the Croisette.

Cruz will also produce the story from writer-director Toni Kalem's adaptation from the novel by Lisa Zeidner about a successful travelling saleswoman on the verge of a nervous breakdown who goes on the lam and finds her way back to herself.

Animus Films' Jim Young and Serena Films' Tatiana Kelly also produce.

Fortitude International's de Barros and Robert Barnum serve as executive producers.

"Toni Kalem's beautifully layered adaptation of Lisa Zeidner's acclaimed book is a provocative blend of humour and heartbreak," said Kelly. "With the addition of the incomparable Penelope Cruz to our team, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase such strong female talent both in front of and behind the camera."

"We are looking forward to working with the outstanding Penelope Cruz on this film both on screen and behind the scenes," said de Barros. …

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