Warners Germany flies with 'Red Baron'


COLOGNE, Germany -- Warner Bros. Germany has picked up Niki Muellerschoen's €18 million ($23 million) "The Red Baron," an English-language epic based on the life of the legendary World War I fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, for German release.

"The Red Baron," which HanWay Films is shopping to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, stars Matthias Schweighoefer as the Baron and Joseph Fiennes as his nemesis Capt. Roy Brown.

The feature, currently wrapping postproduction, also features German stars Til Schweiger and Axel Prahl and Lena Headey, who appears in Zack Synder's "300," which has its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 14.

Warner Bros. plans to release "The Red Baron" in German theaters this fall.