Liam Neeson and Orlando Bloom will star in an untitled pic based on Bill Carter’s book “Fools Rush In.”
Javier Bardem is in talks for a supporting role.
Brazilian helmer Andrucha Waddington (“Me You Them”) will direct.
Carter wrote the book about the period of time when he lived and worked as an aid worker in Sarajevo during the bitter Balkans war siege that lasted 43 months.
Elliott Lewitt (“At Close Range”) and Julie Kirkham are slated to produce. Bloom will also co-produce, while Jordan Roberts is writing the project.
“I read the script, and the very human story and the very core of this film spoke to me very clearly,” Bloom told reporters in Sarajevo. “This is a departure from the very big Hollywood productions.”
Aim is to lense in Sarajevo at the end of the year, with the mayor of Sarajevo backing the project.
Carter previously helmed “Miss Sarajevo,” a 1995 doc produced by U2 singer Bono and late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti.