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.