'Love Berlin' lands Neil LaBute, Shekhar Kapur
10-film anthology also has Oren Moverman on boardCANNES -- Directors Shekhar Kapur and Neil LaBute have signed up to helm two of the 10 segments of "Love Berlin – How We Met," an omnibus feature set in the German capital. "The Messenger" director Oren Moverman also committed to directing an episode.
"Messenger" producers Sherazade Films are co-producing "Love Berlin" together with Steffen Aumuller and Claus Clausen of Germany's the Very Useful Co., Berlin-based DCM Mitte Prods., L.A. shingle Visitor Pictures and Studio Babelsberg.
Cinematographers Frank Griebe ("Run Lola Run") and Ueli Steiger ("The Day After Tomorrow") are in talks to lens some of the short segments.
Sherazde and Vistor were both producers on the similar city-based anthology project "New York, I Love You." Emmanuel Benbihy, who produced both "New York, I Love You" and "Paris Je T'Aime," is not involved in the "Love Berlin" project but is developing similar features set in Jerusalem, Shanghai and Rio.
Cinepool, the theatrical division of German sales outfit Telepool, is handling international territories outside Germany and is shilling "Love Berlin" to buyers in Cannes.