Barry Levinson is set to direct a currently untitled WW2 romantic drama for Shanghai Film Group.
Set in Leningrad and Shanghai across four decades, the story is loosely based on Chinese author Bei La's novel "The Cursed Piano". Ronald Harwood ("The Pianist") is adapting the script.
Mike Medavoy, Raffaella De Laurentiis and Edward McGurn are producing. Shooting begins in Shanghai in February.
A related six-hour television miniseries is also in the works.