Christina Ricci is to star opposite UK actor John Simm in the provisionally-titled UK romantic comedy Miranda.
The $5.9m (£4m) production is being financed by the UK's FilmFour, which is handling international sales. To be directed by Marc Munden from a script by Rob Young, the project marks the feature debut of TV production outfit Feelgood Fiction.
Ricci, whose recent credits include Sleepy Hollow and The Man Who Cried, also with a UK production outfit, Working Title Films, plays a con woman with six identities - including a dominatrix, an angel, a business woman, a geisha girl and an arts student. Simm, whose credits include Human Traffic and Michael Winterbottom's upcoming 24 Hour Party People, plays a librarian who has to work out which persona he fell in love with.
Feelgood partner Laurence Bowen will produce, with shooting scheduled for March. The production outfit, which has TV credits including The Hello Girls and Channel 4's upcoming 6x30 boho soap opera Metro Sexuality, may recruit a dedicated film executive as it moves into production on a series of features. "This is the first on our slate," Bowen said. "Hopefully there will be a lot more to come."
FilmFour was not immediately available for comment.