Screenbase provides in-depth information about all the European 2011 Berlinale films with all the latest updates, but a range of newly announced projects have also been added in the last week, with Trishna, 10 Jours En and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters among them.
The tragic relationship between the son of a wealthy property developer and the daughter of a rickshaw owner is at the heart of Michael Winterbottom’s new film, Trishna, which will commence shooting on February 28 for six weeks in Mumbai and Rajasthan. Based on the classic Tess Of The d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, this romantic drama is produced by Melissa Parmenter for Winterbottom’s company Revolution Films and Ballet Boyz Productions. Riz Ahmed and Freida Pinto will head the cast. Bankside Films is selling the film at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. The Film I Vast, VTR Media Investment and UK Film Council among others provided financial support.
French comedian Franck Dubosc, Claude Rich, as well as Marie Kremer will star in F Comme Film’s 10 Jours En, to be directed by Nicolas Brossette. Brossette also wrote the screenplay for this $8m production, which received financial backing from France 3 Cinéma and Metropolitan Filmexport. Shooting will take place in the Paris area, the Provence and the French Riviera from February 14 until mid-April. Metropolitan Filmexport also handles international sales and will release the drama in France.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters will catch up with Hansel and Gretel 15 years after their incident involving a gingerbread house, with the siblings having evolved into bounty hunters who hunt witches. The action adventure comedy will be directed by Tommy Wirkola and star Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner. It is produced by Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Kevin J. Messickfor Gary Sanchez Productions. Studio Babelsberg is co-producing. Shooting will start on March 7, and Paramount Pictures International will distribute in the US.