Tom Tykwer finds more funding for 'Drei'

Threesome drama is shooting in Berlin

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Tom Tykwer has secured a further €500,000 ($747,000) in financing from the German Federal Film Board (FFA) for his film "Drei" (Three), currently shooting in Berlin.

"Drei" will be Tykwer's first German-language project since "The Princess and the Warrior" (2000).

The threesome drama centers on a fortysomething couple in Berlin who separately fall in love with the same man. It stars Devid Striesow ("The Counterfeiters"), Sophie Rois ("Learning to Lie") and Sebastian Schipper, who has had supporting roles in Tykwer's "The Princess and the Warrior," "Run, Lola, Run" and "Winter Sleepers."

Tykwer's longtime business partner Stefan Arndt is producing through their Berlin-based X Filme shingle. Shooting is set to wrap in November for a late summer 2010 release through X Filme's distribution arm X Verleih.

Other projects picking up FFA funding included "Wer Wenn Nicht Wir" (Who When Not Us) from Andres Veiel ("Black Box BRD") and the comedy "Die Superbullen" (The Supercops) from Gernot Roll, both of which received €500,000 in subsidy support.