The screenplay, written by Jack Paglen for Pfister to direct, was developed by Annie Marter and sold as a pitch to Straight Up Films.
The plot is being kept under wraps; principal photography will begin in the fall or early winter.
Pfister has collaborated with Nolan on seven films, beginning in 1999 with “Memento” and including all three Batman films.
Pfister has been directing commercials for several years and gained notice for his work on PSAs for “The Meth Project.” He recently completed “The Dark Knight Rises” and served as the cinematographer on “Moneyball.”
Kosove and Johnson said: “Chris and Emma, with whom we worked so closely on ‘Insomnia,’ are supremely talented, as filmmakers, as collaborators, as storytellers, in all ways large and small, and we are delighted to be in business with them again.”