Bastian Günther’s World Dramatic Competition film charts the meltdown of a German headhunter in pursuit of a Texan oil executive.

Ulrich Tukur will play the central character who is handicapped by drink, jetlag and a questionable sidekick played by Garret Dillahunt.

Günther’s first feature Autopilots premiered at the Berlinale in 2007 and the film-maker is lining up the documentary Welcome To Wasteland.

Berlin-based Lichtblick Media led by Martin Heisler produced Houston support from SWR’s commissioning editor Stefanie Gross and HR’s commissioning editor Jörg Himstedt. The US producing partner is Texas-based Anne McBay Walker.