Emmanuelle Beart, who stars in Andre Techine’s Competition title “The Witness” (CQ title), has joined supernatural thriller Vinyan, the English-language debut of Belgian director Frabice du Welz (“The Ordeal”), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Beart will play a mother who travels to Thailand to find her lost child. The film’s title comes from the Thai word for a lost spirit that torments the living. “Vinyan” was developed by Michael Gentile’s Paris-based The Film together with UK’s Film 4 and Lizzie Francke. France’s Backup Films is handling sales and financing of the film at the European Film Market. Shooting is set to begin in Thailand in May.