Production on Enlightenment Productions’ spy thriller will commence production in Belgrade, Serbia, on January 23 with Rebecca Ferguson from the BBC historical drama The White Queen replacing Olga Kurylenko in the lead.

Despite The Falling Snow is based on the book of the same name by Shamim Sarif, who adapted the screenplay and will direct.

Hanan Kattan of London-based Enlightenment Productions is producing the story of a spy who falls in love with an idealistic politician.

Charles Dance, Sam Reid, Maria Furtwangler, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Anthony Head and Trudie Styler round out the key cast.

Beta Films handles international sales and will distribute directly in Germany. Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman Nichols & Adler represents North American sales.