Kim Basinger (pictured) stars.

Anders Morgenthaler has started shooting his new feature Petit in Hamburg.

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Kim Basinger stars as a successful career woman who is desperate for a baby and is drawn into an underworld of abuse and brutality.

Morgenthaler, who previously directed films including Princess and Echo, makes his English-language debut.

The cast also features Jordan Prentice, Peter Stormare, Sebastian Schipper and Sophie Rois.

Producers Marie Gade Denessen and Julie Lind-Holm for Zentropa Entertainments32 ApS in co-production with Maria Köpf for Zentropa Entertainments Berlin GmbH, Jamila Wenske and Sol Bondy for One Two Films and executive produced by Peter Aalbæk Jensen for Zentropa and Peter Nadermann for Network Movie in cooperation with ZDF/Arte, Film i Väst, Morgenthaler Office, Copenhagen Bombay, Viking Brothers Entertainment and TV2/Denmark and with support from The Danish Film Institute, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and DFFF.

TrustNordisk handles international sales and the film will be readied for a 2014 release.