Marc-Andre Grondin, Ellen Barkin and Famke Janssen are starring in “The Chameleon,” a psychological thriller being directed by Jean Paul Salome.
Grondin, a French-Canadian actor nominated for a Cesar in France, is making his English-language debut, as is Salome.
The script, written by Salome and Natalie Carter, revolves around the reunion of a young man (Grondin) and his family after being positively identified in an unsolved missing-persons case. The reunion turns bittersweet when suspicions arise about whether he really is their son.
Barkin will play the mom, and Janssen is an FBI agent. Nick Stahl and Emilie de Ravin also star.
The project was inspired by a real person profiled in an August article in the New Yorker titled “The Chameleon: The Many Lives of Frederic Bourdin.” Bourdin assumed at least 39 identities, three of them missing teens.
Bill Perkins, Cooper Richey, Ram Bergman and Marie-Castille Schaar are producing. Perkins and Richey are also financiers.
ICM packaged the project and is handling North American rights. ICM also reps Salome.
Grondin, repped by ICM and Marc Hamou at Thruline, ap¬peared in “Che.”
The CAA-repped Barkin next appears in “Brooklyn’s Finest” opposite Richard Gere.
Janssen, repped by CAA and Brookside Management, co-stars in Pierre Morel’s “Taken” opposite Liam Neeson.