Noelle film is latest project for German-Polish fund

BERLIN — Marie Noelle is developing a biopic on Polish-French physicist Marie Curie.

Set up as a German-Polish co-production between Noelle and Peter Sehr’s Munich-based P’Artisan Filmproduktion and Warsaw-based Pokromski Studio, “Marie Curie” has just secured EUR 30,000 ($41,374) in support from the German-Polish Co-Development Fund.

Noelle, who is also penning the script about the life of the Noble Prize-winning researcher, and Sehr are currently co-directing “Ludwig II,” a historical drama about the 19th-century Bavarian king, which Warner Bros. is releasing in Germany and Austria in December 2012. Noelle and Sehr also helmed 2008’s “The Anarchist’s Wife.”

In its fifth year, the German-Polish Co-Development Fund has backed a total of 16 co-productions since its launch, including Johannes Schmid’s “Winter’s Daughter,” about an 11-year-old girl who sets off to find her biological father in Poland, which hits theaters here Oct. 20.

The German-Polish Co-Development Fund is a joint initiative between regional German funders Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung (MDM) and the Polish Film Institute.

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