Hope Davis and Catherine Keener have been confirmed to join Colin Firth in Michael Winterbottom's next effort, Genova.

Shooting will begin at the end of June in Genoa, Italy and Boston. Post-production will be done in the UK.

Dreamachine is handling international sales and distribution on the film, which also stars relative newcomers Willa Holland and Perla Haney-Jardine. Winterbottom wrote the script with Laurence Coriat who also collaborated with the director on official Cannes selection A Mighty Heart and Wonderland.

Winterbottom will also re-team with his cinematographer of choice Marcel Zyskind and composer Michael Nova. Genova is produced by Andrew Eaton for Eaton and Winterbottom's Revolution Films and co-financed by Film4, the UK Film Council and Aramid Entertainment.