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Matt Dillon To Direct James Caan

January 23, 2001

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ James Caan will star in Matt Dillon’s directorial debut, ``Beneath the Banyan Trees,″ United Artists and Mainline Productions have announced.

The film also will star Dillon and Natascha McElhone (``Love’s Labour’s Lost,″ ``The Truman Show″).

Based on a script written by Dillon and Barry Gifford, ``Beneath the Banyan Trees″ tells the story of Jimmy (Dillon), who is waiting for the heat to cool after a failed insurance scam. After he hears rumors that his partner has surfaced in Cambodia, he sets off to get his promised cut, where he finds a mysterious and hostile environment.

``Beneath the Banyan Trees″ is scheduled to begin shooting in Cambodia this month. In addition to five weeks there, the film will shoot three weeks in Thailand.

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