French model-turned-thesp Laetitia Casta (“Gainsbourg”) will topline Behind the Walls, a 3D low-budget suspenser directed by Pascal Sid and Julien Lacombe. The 1922-set fantasy thriller turns on a young novelist who moves to a creepy village to write a book and falls victim to terrifying hallucinations and nightmares. Walls is produced by Paris-based Sombrero Films’ Alain Benguigui and Thomas Verhaeghe, via their new label Studio Mad, which is dedicated to genre films. The $5 million pic will be distributed by Bac Films during the first trimester of 2011.
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