Germandirector Katja von Garnier has signed on to direct Lakeshore Entertainment's BloodAnd Chocolate, it was announced today byLakeshore's Tom Rosenberg.Produced by Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi with Daniel Bobker, the film isset to start shooting this spring.

Set inEastern Europe, Blood And Chocolate is the story of Vivian Gandillion, anineteen year old who has spent her life on the run trying to hide that she isa werewolf. When her interest in avisiting American threatens to expose her family secret, Vivian must choosebetween her love for a human outsider and betrayal of her family.

Written byEhren Kruger and based on a book by Annette Curtis Klause, the film will bereleased in the US by MGM.