Shekhar Kapur has signed on to direct the thriller The Three Lawrences for K5 International and Convergence Entertainment.

Due to go into production this autumn, the film is billed as a tale of guilt, redemption and forgiveness and is about a police officer, a junkie and a cave-dwelling recluse, whose lives are changed by a brutal murder during a fierce storm.

The script was written by Iris Yamashita, and Tim Kwok, Ksana Golod and Kapur will produce alongside K5’s Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur. K5 will handle worldwide sales.

Bill Stephens, head of sales at K5, said it was a “great honour” to work with Shekar Kapur again, having previously sold the director’s Bandit Queen when he ran Film Four International.