'Musketeers' gets German Film Board cash
The 3-D period epic among recipients from round of fundingCOLOGNE, Germany -- Paul W.S. Anderson's "Three Musketeers" reboot has picked up another €1 million ($1.3 million) in German subsidies, this time from the German Film Board.
The 3-D period epic stars Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom and Mads Mikkelsen alongside Musketeers Matthew Macfadyen, Logan Lerman, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans and is set to begin shooting in Germany late August. The production has already secured €2 milion ($2.6 million) in production funding from regional sources. Millions more will come via Germany's tax fund, the DFFF. Constantin Film is producing.
In its other funding decisions announced Friday, the German Film Board is playing for laughs -- backing comedies "Russian Disco" from Oliver Schmitz ($712,000); Til Schweiger's "Kokowaa" ($388,000); rom-com "Offroad" starring Nora Tschirner ($453,000) and "Men in the City 2," Simon Verhoeven's sequel to his 2009 comedy hit, which Wiedemann & Berg are producing ($453,000).