Alice Braga, Mickey Rourke and Vincent Cassel have signed on to join 11 Minutes, an adaptation of the seductive Paulo Coehlo novel that Hany Abu-Assad will direct.
According to Variety, 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 exec who gets her hooked on S&M. Rourke plays the club owner.
Italian heartthrob Riccardo Scamarcio is in talks to round out the cast.
The book was a global bestseller translated into 40 languages. Abu-Assad, who made his film breakthrough with Paradise Now, has rewritten a script by Marcos Bernstein.
Hollywood Gang will fully finance.
Shooting begins June 1 in Brazil and Geneva.