Mario Van Peebles ('New Jack City'), Sean Young ('Bladerunner'), Bai Ling -below ('The Crow') and Tom Sizemore ('Saving Private Ryan') are all being lined up by Ozon Films to star in new neo-noir psychological thriller 'Arya'. The foursome are being approached by the company for roles in the story, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart', after some successful investments for the project during this years AFM. Writer/director Ray Izad-Mehr is already on board the production set to kick off in the first week of May 2013 in LA. 'Arya' will be produced by Viktor van Draak (SVP Production, Direct Aktion) along with executive producer Stanley Glass (24).
"It is a cross between SCARFACE, BOOGIE NIGHTS, and ROSEMARY'S BABY..." says director Izad-Mehr "...intended to be made with a personal film making approach in the vein of classics from the 70's."
"The story of an 80's Lolita who grows up to become a ruthless modern day Hollywood madam."
Bai Ling Set to Join 'Arya'?