Lone Scherfig Hears “Music and Silence”

Lone Scherfig (“An Education,” “One Day”) has signed to direct Danish historical epic “Music And Silence” for BBC Films says Screen Daily.

Set in the court of Danish King Christian IV, this tells the story of the king’s fight to save his kingdom and his marriage. At the same time two young servants who are falling in love find themselves torn apart when the king’s wife is banished from the court.

Martin Sherman (“Mrs Henderson Presents,” “Bent”) has adapted the script based on the award-winning novel by Rose Tremain. Dan Lupovitz and Alexandra Stone are producing and shooting begins early next year for release in 2013.