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Verhoeven’s ‘Nina’ going to Miramax

Miramax Films is teaming with German director Michael Verhoeven to finance his next pic, one of two projects the company is developing with London-based producer Little Bird.

“Nina B.,” a novel by German writer J.M. Simmel, was acquired by Miramax and brought to Verhoeven for him to adapt and direct under the Little Bird banner.

It’s a dark thriller set in postwar Germany, about the love affair between the wife an the chauffeur of a particularly nasty and wealthy businessman. Production likely will be sometime next year, with a budget in the $10 million area.

Verhoeven is best known for his German film “The Nasty Girl,” which Miramax released stateside. He recently completed his English-lingo debut, “My Mother’s Courage,” a black comedy set against the backdrop of the Holocaust, which Little Bird produced.

Little Bird partners Jonathan Cavendish and James Mitchell have a long-standing informal relationship with Miramax, dating back to Mike Newell’s “In to the West,” which Miramax distributed in the U.S.

The second project they have in development with Miramax is “Death and Nightingales,” based on the novel by Eugene McCabe, a Gothic love story set in Ireland at the end of the 19th century.

Little Bird also has two films in development with London-based Majestic Films, which handled international sales on its recent pic “A Man of No Importance,” but no details of those project are yet available.

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