Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn (“The Place Beyond the Pines”) will topline the upcoming film adaptation of David Harrower’s play “Blackbird,” to be helmed by buzzy theater director Benedict Andrews.

The movie, produced by theater and film producer Jean Doumanian (“August: Osage County”) and Patrick Daly, will start shooting in the U.K. this summer.

Adapted by Harrower from his Olivier-winning play — which came Stateside in a 2007 Off Broadway production that starred Jeff Daniels — the plot centers on a confrontation between a man and a woman, estranged former lovers, who clash when the woman shows up unexpectedly at the man’s office.

Andrews will make his film directing debut with “Blackbird.” His work was most recently seen in Gotham in a production of “The Maids” starring Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert.