Jackson Rathbone is The Idiot

Starring with Erika Christensen in Dostoyevsky's Russian thriller

Hot young things Jackson Rathbone and Erika Christensen have joined Paul Williams’ new film The Idiot.

The Twilight actor and Flightplan actress will star as lovers in the feature adaptation of the Russian novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

The thriller follows a man returning to Russia from a Swiss hospital to discover a society obsessed with greed, power and sex.

He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a beautiful but fragile woman and a secretive friend with ulterior motives.

It’s unsure which of the female leads Christensen will play, but it’s got to be a good career move for Rathbone, whose recent turn in 2010’s fantasy flop The Last Airbender earned him a Razzie award for worst supporting actor.

Intandem Films have the rights to the film, and they're currently trying to find buyers at the Cannes Film festival.

Donald Kushner (Tron: Legacy) will be producing.

The remainder of the cast isn't yet finalised, but shooting is due to kick off in September in Los Angeles.

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