Russell Crowe has signed on the dotted line to star in Derrick Borte road rage thriller ‘Unhinged’ just in time to attract buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Borte from a script by Disturbia’s Carl Ellsworth the film will take an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy, that guy being a slightly ‘Unhinged’ Russell Crowe.

The film will be Solstice Studio’s first production which they are targeting a wide U.S. theatrical release for Q3 2020. The company’s international team, led by acquisitions and international head Crystal Bourbeau, will be selling the film in Cannes this month.

Production is due to commence July 15 in New Orleans.

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Borte last film was crime thriller ‘American Dreamer’ a story focusing on a down on his luck HAIL driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town, finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer’s child. He also directed ‘London Town’ in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers played The Clash frontman, Joe Strummer.

Crowe, who has previously been nominated for three Best Actor Oscars for ‘The Insider’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘A Beautiful Mind’, winning for ‘Gladiator’, was last seen in ‘Boy Erased’ opposite Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges. He will also star in Justin Kurzel’s ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’ opposite Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam, George MacKay and Thomasin McKenzie. He will also play the role of Roger Ailes in the TV series ‘The Loudest Voice’.