Jeremiah Chechik, directorof Benny And Joon, TheAvengers and Diabolique, hassigned on to direct The Pornographer's Poem through Bill House's House Of Films and Daniel Ironsof Fondry Films, co-producer of Sarah Polley's TIFF Gala Away From Her.
Karen Walton is adapting thescreenplay from the book by Michael Turner, a story of a young man who getsinto the porn business in a big way. Justin Chatwin (War Of The Worlds, TheChumscrubber) is in the lead.
The project is one of aslate of films being lined up by Irons including Cairo Time, Ruba Nadda's follow-up to her indie hit Sabah, and an Afghanistan-set story to be directed byNelofer Pazira, the star of Kandahar.
Tentatively set to shoot inspring of 2007, Cairo Time is aCanada-Germany coproduction with former Kinowelt executive Thomas Haberle. Thepresent-day romance follows the wife of Canadian diplomat assigned to theEgyptian capital who finds herself opening up to the city and its male charms.The Pazira picture is as yet untitled.
Iron is also co-producing,with Barna Alper Productions, The Bang Bang Club, a Canada-South African coproduction that marks thefeature debut of documentary filmmaker Stephen Silver.