Cinematical has learned that Jim Sturgess has officially signed to star in the new film Heartless, directed by Philip Ridley, and starring Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter), Noel Clarke, Timothy Spall, Eddie Marsan, Joseph Mawle, Luke Treadaway and Jon Macmillan. Apart from receiving the news, we've also gotten our hands on some sort of teaser poster for the film (click to enlarge) which apparently begins principal photography in London and The Isle of Man on June 8th, 2008. Heartless centers on a young man who is tricked into a deal with a demon and then must fight to save his soul.
Sturgess, who starred in the poker-themed drama 21 this past Spring (read our interview with the actor), has upcoming roles in Crossing Over and Fifty Dead Men Walking. I'm always iffy on stories that involve deals with demons, but I like Sturgess and look forward to seeing him in more films. You?