June 22, 2007 03:23:09 GMT
Willem Dafoe and Harvey Keitel have both been signed to star in director Theo Angelopoulos' English-language debut feature "The Dust of Time."
Both successfully establishing solid reputation in Hollywood, Willem Dafoe and Harvey Keitel have been brought together to star in "The Dust of Time", an English-language debut from Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos.
Project was unveiled by Angelopoulos on Monday, June 18 in Cologne, Germany where he spoke at a panel at Filmstiftung North Rhine-Westphalia's annual International Film Congress. Plot details still remain a mystery, but it is revealed that filming will begin this October in Russia for a 2008 release with Bruno Ganz and Valeria Golino also starring.
In addition, it is reported that Filmstiftung has put around $1 million fund to support the development on the movie. The German funding organization is said to have allocated some $5 million for the production and pre-production of several upcoming film features, the largest sum, $1.5 million, being awarded to British-German-Austrian co-production "Desert Flower" directed by Sherry Hormann.