Jon Amiel has signed up to direct a new film forLondon-based production company, The Producers.

Angel Makers tells the story of a Yorkshire farming communityafter the First World War where returning soldiers discover that German POWshave taken their jobs and wives.

Amiel, whose previous work includes Entrapmentand Sommersby, has talked to Helen Mirren about the lead role.

The Producers are also in discussion with Anna Frieland Joseph Fiennes.

JeannaPolley, The Producers principal, will produce with partner Jenny Edwards.

FilmExecutive Ellen Wander, along with her company of 13 years, Film BridgeInternational, is overseeing the financing and willhandle worldwide distribution.