Following 2002's World War II drama Laissez-Passer, veteran French director Bertrand Tavernier is turning his sights on Cambodia.

Holly Lola starts shooting this week and is about a couple seeking to adopt a child in the former French territory.

The film stars Jacques Gamblin who also appeared in Laissez-Passer. He is joined by Isabelle Carre and Bruno Putzulu.

The script was written by Tavernier's daughter Tiffany, Dominique Sampiero and Tavernier himself.

The Euros 5m film is produced by Tavernier's company Little Bear, Les Films Alain Sarde and TF1 Films Production.

The shoot is set to last for 8 weeks largely in Cambodia with some scenes shot in the Auvergne region of France.