UK producer Keith Griffiths has revealed further details of Peter Strickland’s new project Berberian Sound Studio (working title).

Toby Jones will star in the film as the essential sound engineer from Dorking who visits a cheap, sleazy sound studio in Italy. The Match Factory is selling.

Shooting will begin in March in London. The coporducer is Cologne based HansW. Geißendörfer (who holds all German rights). Executive producers are Robin Gutch, Katherine Butler and Hugo Heppell.

Griffiths (who produced Cannes winner Uncle Boonmee) has also confirmed that Michael Sheen will play Christ in Port Talbot Passion, a project Sheen devised with writer Owen Sheers. Sheen is collaborating with the National Theatre of Wales to stage the piece, which will be made into a film by Dave McKean. The film should hit cinemas on Good Friday 2012.