The Works boards Nick Broomfield’s Congo-set love story which is set to shoot early 2013.

The Works International has boarded Nick Broomfield’s Congo-set love story The Catastrophist, which has new cast including Dan Stevens from hit UK TV series Downton Abbey, Frieda Pinto and singer/actor K’naan (Cosmopolis).

Filming is due to start in Tanzania in February 2013.

Broomfield and Marc Hoeferlin wrote the script, which is based on Ronan Bennett’s 1960, Belgian Congo-set novel about the love affair between a jaded writer and a young idealistic journalist who are forced to take sides when a violent civil war breaks out.