Trade Breaks: Ferrara, Winter, America

“Director Abel Ferrara will shoot an Italo noir set in Naples, based on Giuseppe Farrandino’s 1999 Italian novel “Pericle il nero” (Pericles the Black Man). The $4 million project will revisit Ferrara’s cult cop pic “Bad Lieutenant” according to producer Umberto Massa. Cast is being finalized but will feature Italian and U.S. stars, according to Massa. Pic’s language is still being decided…” (full details)

“Caroline Link (“Nowhere in Africa”) is returning to Germany for her new film, “Im Winter ein Jahr” (A Year in Winter), an adaptation of the Scott Campbell novel “Aftermath.” The project tells the story of a painter who develops a special bond with a young woman whose portrait he is commissioned to paint. Josef Bierbichler, Karoline Herfurth, Corinna Harfouch and Hanns Zischler star…” (full details)

“Doco Director Amy Berg (“Deliver Us From Evil”) is teaming with screenwriter Micky Levy to script her first narrative feature – the biopic “This Is Not America” The story follows a Yupi’k American Indian girl taken from her Alaskan family in the 1960s and sent to a series of foster care homes in a government-run “Americanization” campaign. Berg recently purchased rights to the woman’s life story…” (full details)