7 November 2012 5:59 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Veteran filmmaker Fred Schepisi is set to direct romantic drama Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.

It will mark the 72 year-old director's first feature film since 2011 Australian drama The Eye of the Storm, which was nominated for three Aacta Awards. In October, he also signed on to direct Australian film The Drowner although it appears that Words and Pictures, which is due to shoot from March 2013, will take precedence.

Words and Pictures is set in a New England prep school where a charismatic English teacher (Owen) and an intensely private art teacher (Binoche) form an improbable relationship. The film is being produced by Curtis Burch and his company, Latitude Productions, with Gary Cogill (Lascaux Films), and screenwriter Gerald Dipego.

.When I first read this uniquely romantic screenplay by Gerald Dipego, based on his original concept, I knew I had to acquire it as Latitude.s first project, »

- Brendan Swift

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