Jackson Rathbone is The Idiot

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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