Koch and Jentsch Bare Their Briest

Sebastian Koch (“The Lives of Others”) and Julia Jentsch (“Sophie Scholl — The Final Days”) have signed on to star in Constantin Film’s adaptation of the Theodor Fontane novel “Effi Briest.”

Jentsch plays Effi, a young woman caught between an arranged marriage with the much older Baron von Instetten (Koch) and an ill-advised love affair. Juliane Koehler (“Downfall”) will play her mother.

Hermine Huntgeburth (“The White Massai”) will direct the 19th century-set period piece to film on original locations in and around Berlin beginning September 3rd.