Kopf, Arcel having an 'Affair'


Maria Kopf, a producer of the Berlin competition titles "Storm" and "Mammoth," will team with hot Danish director Nikolaj Arcel on his new film, "A Royal Affair."

The period piece, which centers on 18th century Danish royalty, will be co-produced by Kopf's Zentropa Entertainment Berlin together with Danish producers Meta Foldager and Lars von Trier at the Zentropa mothership in Copenhagen.

Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood") has been linked to the project, which will be set up with an international cast, as were "Mammoth" and "Storm."

Arcel's most recent project as director was 2007's "The Island of Lost Souls." He has continued to churn out screenplays for other directors, including Niels Arden Oplev's upcoming "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," which Zodiak International is selling at the European Film Market. (partialdiff)