TF1 International has picked up The Last Face, a romantic drama starring Oscar-nominee Sean Penn,Javier Bardem and Robin Wright Penn.

The $20m film is to be directed by Erin Dignam, director of Loved, which also featured both the Penns, and Denial (aka Loon).It is being produced by Michael Humphrey.

The story features two doctorswho have fallen in love in war-torn Africa. One returns home to the comfort andcivilisation of San Francisco, where he has to make the choice between his loveand his life's work. Filmingbegins in May.