Levring abroad with ‘Innocence’

McTeer, Dukakis, Fricker star in Dogme-style prod'n

COPENHAGEN — Danish director Kristian Levring will shoot “Innocence” on locations in Borneo, Indonesia, with principal photography skedded for Sept. 18-Nov. 2.

A $3.8 million co-production, the film scripted by Levring and Janet McTeer, who co-starred in his last pic, “The King Is Alive,” is backed by the U.K.’s Parallax Pictures, Levring and producer Malene Blenkov’s Production Co., with support from the Film Consortium, the Danish Film Institute and Danish pubcaster DR-TV.

“Innocence” follows a 40-year-old woman and her younger lover traveling to an ivory trading post in the jungle of Borneo in the late 1920s. Their arrival unleashes greed, murder and madness.

In Dogme style, Levring will shoot on digital video and in sequence. Starring McTeer, Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Tony Maudsley and David Bradley, pic is expected to be ready for Cannes 2002.

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