Helmer Jan Hrebejk set for 'Innocence'

Ana Geislerova film to be Czech director's next project

BERLIN -- Czech director Jan Hrebejk, in Berlin with Panorama Special opener "Kawasaki's Rose," will shoot the drama/thriller "Innocence" starring Czech Shooting Star Ana Geislerova as his next project.

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"Innocence" focuses on a well-respected doctor who is accused of raping two young girls. Rudolf Biermann of Infilm and Thomas Hoffman of Infinity will produce. Niel Friedman's Menemsha Films will handle international sales as he has on the past eight Hrebejk titles. Menemsha will also release Hrebejk's comedy "Shameless," in the U.S. this spring.

Production on "Innocence" is set to start in Prague this summer. Delivery is expected in time for Berlin or Cannes 2011.