Sharon Stone has signed on to lead an ensemble cast in the psychological thriller “Darknet,” set to shoot in New Orleans in the spring.
Cast includes Billy Zane, Gina Gershon and Caterina Murino.
French filmmaker Jacques Malaterre (“Ao: The Last Hunter”) will direct. Producers are Christophe Kay Kourdouly, Carol Bidault de l’Isle and Moonstone Entertainment president Etchie Stroh, who is launching sales at the American Film Market.
“Darknet” explores the underworld of organ trafficking in post-Katrina New Orleans, including the involvement of a prominent hospital and corrupt local cops. The story focuses on Stone’s character, whose journalist-husband turns up murdered in the bayou just as he is on the brink of unveiling the collusion between a local police officer (Zane) and the illicit trafficking, organized covertly by a blogger, played by Gershon.
Murino will play a young operative who traverses the worlds of cabaret, prostitution and the entrapment of villains and errant cops.