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‘Border Crossing’ Stars Josh Charles and Julia Stiles in Psychological Thriller
'Border Crossing' Stars Josh Charles and Julia Stiles in Psychological Thriller
Tweetable Logline: Josh Charles and Julia Stiles star in Bette Gordon’s film “Border Crossing,” based on the novel by Booker Prize-winner Pat Barker.
Elevator Pitch: “Border Crossing” is an intense psychological thriller about children who commit murder and the destruction that’s left behind in the wake of those terrible crimes.
Bette Gordon (“Handsome Harry,” “Luminous Motion,” “Variety”) – Director
Jamin O’Brien (“Handsome Harry,” “Killer Joe,” Hateship Loveship”) – Producer
Elizabeth Kling (“Deadwood,” “The Killing”) – Producer
Daniel L. Blanc – Producer
Radium Cheung (“Blue Valentine,” “All is Lost”) – Cinematographer
About the Film: Three years ago, one of my dearest friends was murdered by her own son. In the depths of my sorrow, I struggled with the trauma. The crime blurred my notions of sanity and insanity, good and evil, and as I tried to make sense of things, someone gave me a copy of Pat Barker’s “Border Crossing.” I read the novel in one night. In the morning I called Barker’s agent to option the film rights. In Barker’s novel I found a character, in Tom, who was grappling with the same question I was confronting: what if we can’t explain evil?
Current Status: Pre-production.