Bille August pic is based on Pascal Mercier novel
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Irons recently starred in Neil Jordan’s TV series “The Borgias,” and is filming Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal’s thriller “The Words” with Bradley Cooper. The Medienboard is also backing Matthias Schweighoefer’s “Schlussmacher,” in which the German thesp-turned-director stars as an employee of a professional “separation agency” that helps couples break up, and who embarks on his toughest assignment yet, helping his own parents part ways. The Medienboard is backing the pic with $570,000; Schweighoefer’s Berlin-based Pantaleon Entertainement is producing. Schweighoefer next appears in his upcoming directorial debut and Fox co-production “What a Man,” as well as in Paramount’s local comedy “Russendisko,” by Oliver Ziegenbalg, and Universal’s “Rubbeldiekatz,” by Detlev Buck.
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