, Tom Sturridge
and Kim Cattrall
(Sex and the City) have been confirmed as leads for the $7.5m production which is set to begin shooting at locations in Germany and Poland from May 2.
US producer Michael London’s Groundswell Production has boarded Lajos Koltai
’s next feature film The Treehouse
(The Master of Farnow
) which is being produced by Hamburg-based Transcorda Filmproduktion.
A time-honored story is set among an noble family on a Pomeranian estate in 1910. Paul Mayerberg
adapted from Eduard von Keyserling’s novel “Schwüle Tage.” The novel follows a failed student, his glamorous cousin and family, and is set in pre-WWI Germany.
The director of photography on the movie will be Hungarian Gyula Pados
who had also worked on Koltai’s Evening and Fateless
, while production design will be controled by Academy Award winner Allan Starski
. The score will be composed by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Costume design is by Anne Sheppard, while make-up will be done by Waldemar Pokromski
who won a Lola in Germany last year for his work on Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon
Irons and Sturridge had formerly performed together on Istvan Szabo’s Being Julia
which had been shot by DoP Koltai. Besides, Irons is in Berlin this weekend for the Competition film Margin Call
by JC Chandor
No further casting has been announced at this time. “The Treehouse” is scheduled for release in June 2012.
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming project.