Cannes 2011: Kiefer Sutherland set for Fairytale Of New York

Kiefer Sutherland and Kate Bosworth have signed on for indie romancer Fairytale In New York .

Sutherland will play an Irish stand-up comic on a trip to New York, who meets an intriguing American woman. Shenanigans and romance ensue.

The pic will shoot in Northern Ireland and New York later this year, with first-time director Lee Cleary in the directors chair.

Cleary is an experienced Assistant Director with credits such as The Hurt Locker and X-Men: First Class to his name, but this will be his first solo feature.

Sutherland appears in Lars Von Trier's Melancholia , premiering in Cannes next week, and Bosworth is starring in the Straw Dogs remake, due out later this year.