Marcia Gay Harden and Shohreh Aghdashloo have joined the contemporary romance The No Game, which is scheduled to commence shooting shortly in New York and Israel.

The Match Factory is handling worldwide sales on the project, which Sherry Hormann will direct from a screenplay by Elisabeth Fein and David Abramowitz.

Doris Kirch is producing The No Game, described as a 21st century romance set against the backdrop of Middle East politics.

Oliver Mahrdt brokered the deal on behalf of Kirch with Michael Weber for The Match Factory.

The Match Factory handled sales on Hormann’s Desert Flower starring Sally Hawkins and Liya Kebede, which premiered in this year’s Venice Days sidebar and has already passed 900,000 submissions in Germany after five weeks.