Cannes: Directors Shekhar Kapur, Fernando Eimbcke Join 'Berlin I Love You' (Exclusive)
'Homeland' actor Joel Basman will star in Eimbcke's segment in the omnibus feature, which begins shooting this summer.
Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur and Lake Tahoe helmer Fernando Eimbcke have signed on to direct segments of the upcoming omnibus feature Berlin I Love You.
German actor Joel Basman, who has appeared in the latest season of Homeland and had supporting roles in Hanna and Monuments Men, will star in Eimbcke's segment. Kapur's segment will be from a script by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries).
The anthology feature of 10 stories of romance set in the German capital also will feature segments directed by Jan Ole Gerster (Oh Boy), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Tom van Avermaet (Death of a Shadow) and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Berlin I Love You is the latest in the Cities of Love franchise, following Paris je t'aime in 2006 and New York, I Love You in 2008.
Claus Clausen and Edda Reiser of Walk on Water Films are producing Berlin I Love You along with Josef Steinberger of Rheingold Films.
Emmanuel Benbihy, founder of the Cities of Love franchise, will executive produce. The film is set to begin shooting this summer in Berlin. German subsidy body Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg is backing the project.