Mario Barth signs with Constantin for film

Shooting for 'Mannersache' set for summer

BERLIN -- German stand-up star Mario Barth, whose comedy centers on the irreconcilable differences between men and women, has signed with indie giant Constantin Film for his feature-film debut.

The film "Mannersache" (Man Stuff), based on a script by Barth and writing partner Dieter Tappert, will feature Barth in his stand-up persona as exasperated macho, a character familiar to millions of German fans. Gernot Roll ("The Robber Hotzenplotz") will direct the comedy with Constantin's Oliver Berben producing. Shooting is set to start in Berlin in the summer.