Independent, Eleventh Hour Team to Produce 'Codenames Only' (Cannes)

Saul Gibb to direct the Tony Grisoni-penned crime thriller.

U.K. production, sales and finance banner Independent has teamed with Eleventh Hour Films to produce crime thriller Codenames Only, directed by Saul Dibb and written by Tony Grisoni.

The project is being developed with the former U.K. Council Film Fund, now part of the BFI, and is based loosely on true life events.

It explores a relationship between man and a woman -- both undercover police officers -- who must live as a couple on a dangerous drug and gun estate as part of a criminal investigation.

Eleventh Hour Films' Jill Green and Independent's Luc Roeg will produce. Independent is handling international sales.

The film is slated for an early 2013 start date. No cast is aboard yet.