Bernd Eichinger to produce 'Minute of Silence'

Pic is an adaptation of Siegfried Lenz’s acclaimed novel

COLOGNE, Germany -- Producer Bernd Eichinger will follow up terrorist drama "Der Baader Meinhof Komplex" with an adaptation of "Schweigeminute" (Minute of Silence), the critically acclaimed novel from German writer Siegfried Lenz.

The story of a love affair between a high school English teacher and one of her students, "Schweigeminute" went straight to the top of Germany's best-seller list after its publication this year.

Shooting is set to start next year, with a release planned for 2010. Eichinger will produce through his regular partners Constantin Film. No talent is yet attached.

"Baader Meinhof" bowed in Germany last month and has earned some $15 million so far.
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