The Item 7 principals are putting together Origin Of The World as an international co-production and are out to casting with an eye on a first quarter 2014 start.
French-Canadian Nguyen will direct from his screenplay, which is conceived as a triptych and centres on the plight of women in India, the Middle East and North America.
Congo-set War Witch (Rebelle) earned a best foreign language Oscar nomination earlier this year and won 10 Canadian Genie awards including best film, director and screenplay as well as actress for Rachel Mwanza.
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