The Chameleon

Encounters

World Premiere

USA, France | 106 MINUTES | English |

THE CHAMELEON

Thriller

When a mysterious drifter (Marc-André Grondin, C.R.A.Z.Y.) is positively identified as Nicholas Barclay, a Louisiana teenager missing for three years, his sister (Emilie de Ravin, Lost) and mother (Ellen Barkin) welcome him back into their home and begin the long road to reconciliation. But the family's joyful reunion turns bittersweet when suspicions arise about the veracity of Nicolas' claims. A skeptical FBI agent (Famke Janssen) and Barclay's deadbeat brother-in-law (Brian Geraghty) set out to prove he's an imposter, exposing an array of long-dormant family secrets in the process.

Jean-Paul Salomé's (Female Agents) English-language debut is an unsettling psychological thriller, adapted from Christoph D'Antonio's book The Chameleon and based on a bizarre true story. But it is also a riveting family drama, featuring a virtuosic performance from a nearly unrecognizable Barkin as Nicolas' tortured mother. Adeptly balancing the stories of Nicolas' mysterious disappearance and reappearance, the troubled Barclay family, and Janssen's tenacious FBI agent, The Chameleon will keep viewers guessing up to the last frame.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé and Jean-Paul Salomé

Jean-Paul Salomé began making Super-8 films at the age of 10 and worked as an assistant director with Claude Lelouch and Michel Deville. His first feature film, Les Braqueuses, won a jury prize at Cognac Festival du Film Policier, and his other films include Restons Groupés, Bonne Nuit, Arsène Lupin, and Female Agents.
Producers
Bill Perkins, Cooper Richey, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Ram Bergman, Pierre Kubel
Screenwriter
Jean-Paul Salomé, Natalie Carter
Director
Jean-Paul Salomé
Primary Cast
Emilie de Ravin, Famke Janssen, Brian Geraghty, Ellen Barkin, Nick Stahl, Nick Chinlund, Marc-Andre Grodin

CONTACTS

Director's Agent
Robert Lazar
Motion Picture Literary Agent
ICM
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 550-4366
rlazar@icmtalent.com
Submitter
Bic Tran
International Creative Management
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 550-4366
btran@icmtalent.com
Producer
Ram Bergman
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: 323 467 6267
rambergman@earthlink.net