Pacifica, the IMF-backed, Hollywood-based subsidiary of Intermedia, has bought screen rights to writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo's manuscript Potsdamer Platz for Tony and Ridley Scott's production outfit Scott Free.

Tony Scott will direct and co-produce with Catalaine Knell who brought the project to Scott Free. The story follows the exploits of two foot-soldiers of a New Jersey crime syndicate hell-bent on expanding its horizons internationally. Travelling to Germany, the two embark on a struggle with other criminal factions to gain control of Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, the largest post-war construction site in Europe.

Giovinazzo also wrote and directed the drama No Way Home starring Tim Roth and Deborah Kara Unger and has just completed post-production on German thriller The Unscarred. He is represented by The Pegasus Agency in Germany and CAA in the US.

Pacifica's Chris Dubrow and Scott Free's Lisa Ellzey will oversee the project. CAA represented Giovinazzo and Scott Free in the deal with attorneys Paul Canterna, David Nochimson and Linda Benjamin negotiating on behalf of Giovinazzo, Scott Free and Pacifica respectively.