Anthony Hopkins and Dustin Hoffman set to star.

Ambitious London-based WestEnd Films has snapped up international sales for The Song Of Names, directed by Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) and starring Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Dustin Hoffman.

The project will be shot Oscar-winning by director of photography Pawel Edelman (The Pianist). It is scripted by Oscar-nominated writer Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) and will be scored by Oscar-winning composer James Horner.

Adapted from the Whitbread Prize-winning novel by Norman Lebrecht, the film tells the story of a man searching for a childhood friend, who mysteriously vanished one day when they were teenagers. A sudden clue reopens his memories and sets him off on an obsessive quest to solve the mystery.

The film is produced by Nick Hirschkorn and exec produced by Hannah Leader (Gosford Park).

Principal photography is slated for early 2011. WestEnd will begin sales here at the AFM.