French writer-director Erick Zonca is set to make his English-language debut with the femme-driven thriller Julia, inspired by John Cassavetes' 1980 film Gloria, according to Production Weekly.

Tilda Swinton plays in the lead role in this tension filled road movie that gets her deep in trouble trying to extort money using a young boy as the bait.

The project is targeted to go into production late-October taking in locations around Los Angeles and Mexico.