The London-set thriller starring Charlotte Rampling [pictured] and Gabriel Byrne is the directorial debut of Barnaby Southcombe; Artifical Eye will release the film in the UK.

Bavaria Film International is to handle international sales on Barnaby Southcombe’s London-set neo-noir thriller I, Anna.

Shooting began last week (Jan 28) on the film, which features Charlotte Rampling as a murder suspect who becomes embroiled in a relationship with a detective played by Gabriel Byrne.

Southcombe, who is Charlotte Rampling’s son, also wrote the script for the film, which was one of the projects featured in last year’s Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Felix Vossen and Christopher Simon are producing for Embargo Films, together with Michael Eckelt for Riva Film and Ilann Girard for Arsam International.  

Artificial Eye will release the film in the UK and NFP/Warner Brothers will distribute in Germany. Cinemien is handling Benelux.

“I am thrilled to be working with such a stellar cast and passionate team. I was truly hooked from the moment I started to read the intense and elegant script. Barnaby and producers Felix Vossen and Chris Simon are hugely dedicated to turning the project into a commercial yet resonant and truthful film that gets deep under your skin,” said Thorsten Ritter, Head of Bavaria Film International.

I, Anna was one of the hottest projects at last year’s Berlinale Co-Production Market and I’m excited to be actively pre-selling it at the EFM only a year later,” he added.