Firth berth in ‘Genova’

Winterbottom's ghost story set to shoot next spring

Colin Firth will star in helmer Michael Winterbottom’s contempo ghost story “Genova,” set to shoot next spring.

Firth plays a recently widowed man who travels to Italy with his teenage daughters in search of a fresh start but can’t escape the ghosts of his past.

Pic is co-financed by the U.K.’s Film4, with Hanway handling foreign sales.

Winterbottom is currently shooting “A Mighty Heart,” starring Angelina Jolie, for Paramount Vantage.

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