Benno Furmann, Moritz Bleibtreu, Anne-Marie Duff and John Hurt round out the key cast. The Producers principal Jeanna Polley is producing and is currently scouting for locations.
Ellen Wander's Santa Monica-based Film Bridge International is overseeing the financing and handles worldwide sales on the project, which Amiel will begin shooting in January 2009.
The story centres on women in a Yorkshire farming community who fall for German POWs and hatch a murderous plot when their husbands return from the trenches.
Film Bridge International is also handling worldwide sales on the Stephen King adaptation Dolan's Cadillac, which wrapped principal photography in July and stars Christian Slater.