Sopranos star Michael Imperioli and Frenchactress Irene Jacob have signed up to star in Paul Auster's upcoming TheInner Life Of Martin Frost. Manchurian Candidatestar Liev Schreiber is tipped to join them.

The Euros3.5m film will start shooting in September and is produced by Gemini's PaoloBranco, Auster and Peter Newman who also produced Auster's previous films.

Gemini isalso selling the film which Branco says has drummed up immense interest. Heexpects all major territories to be signed during the Cannes market with thefilm possibly ready for Berlin.

Branco willalso produce, but not sell, the Euros 15m Maryna, the next film from director JerzySkolimowski. The film will star Isabelle Huppert and Dennis Hopper with HelenMirren in a smaller role.

Maryna is based on the novel In America by Susan Sontag and will beginshooting in late 2005 for four months in Spain and Poland.

Gemini isalso producing and handling sales for Last Days In September starring Juliette Binoche and JohnTurturro and directed by Santiago Amigorena.