Shooting started in the UK this week on White On White, the latest outing of Patricia Highsmith's anti-hero Ripley, produced and backed by German fund Cinerenta. Lakeshore Entertainment is handling international distribution.
Based on Highsmith's novel Ripley Underground, the protagonist Tom Blessing - AKA Ripley - will be played by Barry Pepper. Director is Roger Spottiswoode, whose credits include Tomorrow Never Dies.
Also cast are Willem Dafoe, Claire Forlani, Jacinda Barrett, Alan Cumming, Tom Wilkinson, Ian Hart and Douglas Henshall. The screenplay is written by Donald Westlake (The Grifters) and W. Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity).
The film follows Ripley, who covers up the death of an artist friend and impersonates his identity, so that the value of his artwork rockets.
Shooting for eight weeks around London and on the Isle of Man, the film is produced by Michael Ohoven, William Vince, Marco Mehlitz, Steve Ujlaki and Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre.