UK actors David Tennant and EmilyBlunt have signed on for the lead roles in CheerfulWeather For The Wedding, a project from London-basedClockwork Pictures. The shoot is planned for May 2007.

Clockworkproducer Teun Hilte, who was one of the producers of Paul Verhoeven'saward-winning Black Book, is devlopingthe script with Donald Rice and Mary Henely-Magill. The film is based on the1932 novella Cheerful Weather For The Wedding by Julia Strachey. Hilte describes the storyas a tragicomedy about a woman from a dysfunctional family who is about tomarry the wrong man.

Before thatfilm, Clockwork is producing psychological thriller A Killing In The Woods, which has signed onCanadian co-producers Charles Bishop and Michael Donovan of the Halifax FilmCompany. Marcus Shepherd (who will also direct) won the ScreenInternational-backed Oscar Moore Screenwriting Prize in 2004 for his script abouta teenage boy in an isolated cabin.The film will to shoot in Nova Scotia in early 2007 - with a castincluding Martin Donovan, LQ Jones and Flora Cross - before returning to the UK for post-production.

Donald Ricealso wrote and directed Clockwork's forthcoming short I Am Bob, a short to be distributed via iTunes or other digitalroutes. Bob Geldof stars as himself in the comedy, trying to prove his identityduring an impersonators contest. Rice is also writing a "modern Ealing comedy"for the Clockwork.

For more onTeun Hilte and Clockwork Pictures, see the Oct 13 issue of Screen International.