Munich-based Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, which produced Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-winning The Lives Of Others, will serve as German co-producer on Jeremy Leven's $ 30m romantic comedy Lovers, Liars & Thieves which is currently being prepared by Ilann Girard's Arsam International.

The true story behind the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 is set to star Dustin Hoffman, Antonio Banderas and Ludivine Sagnier. Warner Bros will distribute theatrically in Germany and Universal in France.

In addition, Wiedemann & Berg have Til Schweiger and Christian Ulmen attached to appear in the romantic comedy Maennerherzen by Simon Verhoeven.