Rachel Weisz will star in the con artist adventure story The BrothersBloom, Rian Johnson'sfollow-up to his high school noir Brick.
Jim Stern's Endgame Entertainment is financing the story of siblingconfidence tricksters who attempt to fool a mysterious millionairess (Weisz) and get indeeper trouble than they planned.
CAA is representing domestic rights and The Weinstein Company willhandle international sales at AFM. Principal photography is scheduled to beginin the first quarter of 2007.
Ram Bergman reprises the producer role he performed for Johnson onBrick, which won theSpecial Jury Prize at Sundance 2005 and was released earlier this year by Focus Features, which at one point was set to finance this new project.
Stern will also produce, and Endgame's new president of productionWendy Japhet will serve as executive producer
"We're absolutely thrilled to be working with a filmmaker asgifted as Rian," Stern said. "The Brothers Bloom harks back to a great con artist filmsuch as The Sting andis the perfect follow-up to Todd Haynes' I'm Not There, which we just wrapped."
Weisz will next be seen opposite Hugh Jackman in DarrenAronofsky's The Fountain. She recently wrapped production on Wong Kar-wai's My BlueberryNights, and is currentlyin production on Working Title's Definitely Maybe. She begins production in December onNoam Morro's Smart People opposite Dennis Quaid.
Weisz is represented by CAA, The Firm, and lawyer Howard Fishmanat Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman.
Johnson and Bergman are represented by Brian Dreyfuss at Featured ArtistsAgency and lawyer Stephen Clark at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler.