'Weekend' sets Breakfast meeting in Berlin


COLOGNE, Germany -- The film rights to Bernhard Schlink's upcoming novel "The Weekend," will be among the properties being shopped to producers at the Berlinale Co-Production Market as part of its third annual Breakfast & Books meeting Feb. 12.

Stephen Daldry is currently in pre-production on the Weinstein Co./Mirage Enterprises adaptation of Schlink's international bestseller "The Reader," with Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes set to star.

Schlink's Swiss publisher, Diogenes Verlag, will offer the film rights to "The Weekend" at the Berlin pitch session, in which publishers are matched with producers for one-on-one sessions.

Other titles selected for the Breakfast & Books event include sword-and-sorcery tale "The Court of the Air" from U.K. writer Stephen Hunt, which HarperCollins is representing ,and "My Traitor," the latest from famed French Liberation journalist Sorj Chalandon, published by France's Editions Grasset & Fasquelle.

A list of this year's Berlinale & Books titles follows:

--"The Girl with the Nine Fingers" by Laia Fabregas, Ambo Anthos publishers (Netherlands)
--"Baptism" by Max Kinnings, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency (U.K.)
--"The Weekend" by Bernhard Schlink, Diogenes Verlag (Switzerland)
--"My Traitor" by Sorj Chalandon, Editions Grasset & Fasquelle (France)
--"The Court of the Air" by Stephen Hunt, HarperCollins Publishers (U.K.)
--"The Lady from Buenos Aires" by John Lantigua, Literarische Agentur Mertin (Germany)
--"Catalina" by Markus Orths, Scripts for Sale (Germany)
--"Zephyr" by Albert Ostermeier, Suhrkamp Verlag (Germany)
--"Through Thick and Thin" by Shirley Corlett, Agentur Graf & Graf (Germany)
--"The Messenger" by Markus Zusak, Random House (Germany)