Political thriller Vatican as well as Ernst Gossner’s romantic drama The Silent Mountain are among Screenbase’s new additions.

Kristin Scott Thomas, André Dussollier and Sergi Lopez are headlining the cast for Laurent Herbiet’s Vatican, which is set against the backdrop of a Vatican power struggle. The script by Laurent Herbiet, Michel Despratx, Nathalie Hertzberg and Christian Roux is loosely inspired by Gianluigi Nuzzi’s book His Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI as well as young Swiss Guard Cédric Tornay, who murdered a senior officer and his wife in 1998 and then allegedly committed suicide.

The $8m production is co-produced by France’s Loull Production and Italy’s Urania Pictures and will shoot in Rome and Switzerland in June 2013.

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William Moseley will star in US-Austrian co-production The Silent Mountain as an 18-year-old South Tirolean who, at the eve of the First World War, falls in love with a young Italian girl, played by Eugenia Costantini. Ernst Gossner will direct from a script by Clemens Aufderklamm.

The $5.2m film is produced by Austria’s Sigma Film and American Vent Productions and received financial support from the Austrian Film Institute, CineTirol, TV channel ORF, the Vienna Film Fund, the Trentino Alto-Adige Fund, FISA and the BLS Alto Adige Fund. The six week shoot will get underway tomorrow (June 16), taking place across Italy’s South Tirol, Trentino, Belluno and Austria’s Eastern Tirol. EastWest Filmdistribution handles international sales.