Alice Braga, Mickey Rourke and Vincent Cassel are set to star in “11 Minutes” says Variety.
An adaptation of the steamy novel by Paulo Coehlo (“The Alchemist”), Braga plays a naive girl who is betrayed by her first lover and swears off romance.
She becomes a high-priced call girl who works at an upscale gentlemen’s club in Geneva. Cassel plays a music executive who gets her hooked on S&M.
Rourke plays the club owner. Italian heartthrob Riccardo Scamarcio is also in talks to round out the cast. Abu-Assad rewrote Marcos Bernstein’s script adaptation.
Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”) will direct while Gianni Nunnari is producing. Shooting begins June 1st in Brazil and Geneva.