Cast rounds on Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin, shopped by Sunray Films.

Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl and Mark Rylance are to star in Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin, based on the acclaimed novel by Hans Fallada.

Also joining the production team are cinematographer Stéphan Fontaine (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), editor Francois Gédigier (On The Road) and production designer Jean-Vincent Puzos (Amour).

X-Filme’s Stefan Arndt and Uwe Schott and Master Movie’s Marco Pacchioni are producing together with James Schamus with a screenplay written by Achim von Borries and Vincent Pérez.

The film will be co-produced by FilmWave’s Christian Grass and Paul Trijbits who are also handling the UK rights.

X-Filme retains the German rights and Master Movie the French rights, with Alison Thompsons’ Sunray Films handling international sales and distribution for all other territories.

X Verleih, the distribution arm of X-Filme, will distribute in Germany while Pathe will release in France.

The film is due commence pre-production in winter 2014 in Germany.