The thriller is being produced by Matthew Metcalfe and Chris Curling.
Eyeworks New Zealand CEO Julie Christie will executive produce alongside Eyeworks New Zealand who will partner on the production. Lisa Wilson’s Parlay Films is handling international rights. The film will shoot in London, Mumbai and New York.
Dunst joins the cast in the role of Kate alongside Clive Owen.
“Cities is a movie for our time. The subjects of greed and money and their impact on our every day lives surround us constantly and Cities is a movie that will explore this with tension and excitement,” said Donaldson.
Cities is about greed and ambition that takes place in the exuberant months leading up to the Dow Jones all-time stock market high. Fortunes, both big and small are put at risk as people around the globe gamble that the financial market’s meteoric rise will continue. In New York, a hedge fund manager (Owen) has everything he wants – money, sex and power, but he wants more. In London, a young couple want to buy their first home, but it seems out of reach. In Mumbai, a cop fights against corruption between property speculators and his villainous colleague Seth (Kapoor). These stories will all dramatically collide in a world where the fortunes of individuals are interwoven with the lives of others across the globe they have never even met.
UTA’s Independent Film Group helped to package the film and structure the financing, and will represent domestic rights with CAA.