Shooting on first English language film from Arsen A Ostojic [pictured] starts in September.

Parkland Pictures has boarded The Man in the Box.

An adaptation of Thomas Moran’s international bestseller, the coming-of-age tale is Croatian director Arsen A Ostojic’s first English language film. Dan and Nuria Wicksman adapted for the screen.

Set in Tirol at the end of WWII, The Man in the Box focuses on a teenage boy whose family hides a Jewish doctor who had saved the boy’s life before the war.

Cast currently includes Thomas Kretschmann, Martina Gedeck and Götz Otto.

Producer Steve Walsh, executive producers Thierry Potok and François Lesterlin and Parkland Pictures’ John Cairns have put the final pieces of finance together in Cannes.

Shooting is scheduled for Sept 8.

Also on Parkland’s Cannes slate is thriller Pharmacide, romance Secret Love, WWII action film Allies and marijuana legalisation documentary California High.