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Michael London's Groundswell climbs into Koltai's Treehouse

Jeremy Irons, Tom Sturridge and Kim Cattrall to star.

US producer Michael London’s Groundswell Production has boarded Lajos Koltai’s next feature film The Treehouse (aka The Master of Farnow) which is being produced by Hamburg-based Transcorda Filmproduktion.

The coming-of-age story is set among an aristocratic family on a Pomeranian estate in 1910. Paul Mayerberg adapted from Eduard von Keyserling’s novel Schwüle Tage.

Scheduled for release in June 2012, the film is being sold in Berlin by House of Film.

Jeremy Irons, Tom Sturridge and Kim Cattrall have been confirmed as leads for the $7.5m production which is set to begin shooting at locations in Germany and Poland from May 2. Irons and Sturridge had previously worked together on Istvan Szabo’s Being Julia which had been shot by DoP Koltai.

The film will be lensed by Hungarian DoP Gyula Pados who had also worked on Koltai’s Evening and Fateless, while production design will be handled by Academy Award winner Allan Starski and the score will be composed by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Costume design is by Anne Sheppard, while make-up will be done by Waldemar Pokromski who won a Lola in Germany last year for his work on Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon.

Irons is in Berlin this weekend for the Competition film Margin Call by JC Chandor.

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