I Am Love director Luca Guadagnino has signed on to direct Ruby Films’ upcoming mafia thriller Corsica ’72.

Written by Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, the film is based on the true story of a stand off between a local man and the Mafia in 1972.

Oliver Hirschbiegel was previously attached to the project, which received £45K worth of development funding from the UKFC earlier this year.

Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits are producing the feature for Ruby Films.