Krabbe to helm 3rd film


AMSTERDAM -- Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbe next year will shoot his third film as director, his producer Hans Pos said Monday.

Based on the 1993 novel "Rico's Wings," by Dutch writer Rasha Peper, the story revolves around a love affair between a 60-year-old man and a boy of 14.

In 1994, "Wings" was nominated for the AKO Literature Prize, one of the major Dutch literary awards.

"It is some kind of variation on 'Death in Venice,' " Pos, of Amsterdam-based Shooting Star Co., said of the €3 million ($4.2 million) production.

The film will be shot in English, with locations likely in the Netherlands and Morocco. The screenplay is by Pieter van der Waterbeemd.

Krabbe's helming credits include "Left Luggage" and "The Discovery of Heaven."