Variety reports that Mark Webber (‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’) and Chloe Sevigny (‘Big Love,’ ‘Barry Munday’) are set to lead Adam Bhala Lough’s indie ‘Panarea.’
A sexually charged relationship comedy/drama, the story follows New Jersey couple Paul and Linnea as they travel to the remote Italian island of Panarea to escape their troubles. Their relationship issues come to a head when Linnea meddles in an argument she overhears on the beach between an Italian man, Salvatore, and his Swedish girlfriend, Josefin. Soon after, the two couple’s lives become intertwined and with Paul and Linnea’s relationship on the brink of collapse they face some big decisions. What starts out as an unexpected exotic vacation, turns into a life altering and defining moment for them as they dive into a world of sexual exploration.
The screenplay was penned by Weber’s friend, Adam Mansbach, author of the bestselling ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep.’ Weber will produce alongside Sol Tryon, Giancarlo Canavesio and Mike S. Ryan (‘Choke’). Jim Jarmusch will serve as executive producer.