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Berlin: David Kross Boards Teen Thriller 'Boy 7'

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Ozgur Yildirim will direct the amnesia thriller for Hamster Film and Action Concept.

German star David Kross (The Reader) has boarded the amnesia thriller Boy7, a German adaptation of an original Dutch project, which Hamster Film and Action Concept will co-produce.

The film's high concept has Kross as an 18-year-old boy who wakes up in a crowded subway with no idea who he is or how he got there. He tries to find clues in the backpack he is carrying but soon realizes his life is in danger. Russian-born, German-based actor Emilia Schule, who this past weekend won German honor the Golden Camera in the  best newcomer category, will co-star as Kross' accomplice.

Director Ozgur Yildirim, whose feature debut – the crime drama Chiko – premiered at the 2009 Berlinale – will direct the German version of Boy7. Dorothe Beinemeier of Hamster Film will produce.

Hamster Film's Dutch parent company Lemming Film developed and will produce the original version of Boy7, with Lourens Blok (Blijf!) attached to direct.

The German version of the film has already secured funding from state subsidy bodies in Hamburg and North Rhine Westphalia and will begin shooting in April, meaning it will go out before the Dutch original, which is still completing financing. Koch Media will distribute the title in Germany.