Viggo Mortensen is to star in Good, the screen adaptation of CP Taylor's award-winning stage play set during the Nazi era.

British actors Jason Isaacs and Mark Strong will also appear in the film, which will be directed by Vicente Amorin. The screenplay has been written by John Wrathall.

Good tells the story of a seemingly decent professor who fails to recognise the evil around him and becomes embroiled in the Nazis' genocidal plans for a 'Final Solution."

The film is a Potemkin's Village co-production with partners Miromar/Good Film Produktion AG and CO KG and sales agent Arclight. Shooting is due to begin on location in Potsdam and Berlin in 2007.

"Good is everything you don't expect from a period film about the Nazis. It's funny, colourful, exciting and utterly relevant. This film involves us in the buzz of a nation on the rise where anything is possible and 'good' people get caught up in the stampede," said Miriam Segal, Producer and CEO, Potemkin's Village.

"This is a wonderful piece of material and we're very excited and proud to be representing it," commented Gary Hamilton, Managing Director of Arclight.

The project was previously set up at Celluloid Dreams with Lone Scherfig as director.