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Medienboard funds Schweiger, Roehler pics

Medienboard funds Schweiger, Roehler pics
COLOGNE, Germany -- German boxoffice star Til Schweiger and art-house darling Oskar Roehler have secured backing for their latest projects, with Schweiger's new romantic comedy Keinohrhasen and Roehler's social drama/love story Lulu und Jimi receiving funding from regional subsidy group Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Keinohrhasen will be Schweiger's first film as producer, director and star since local hit Barefoot in 2005. Schweiger will play a macho womanizer forced to do community service at a local kindergarten, where he locks horns with teacher Anna, played by Nora Tschirner (FC Venus).

Keinohrhasen received $1.7 million in funding from the Medienboard. Schweiger will produce the film through his Barefoot Films shingle.

Schweiger's latest film as a producer and star, director Reto Salimbeni's One Way, opened at No. 6 on the German boxoffice chart last weekend.

Lulu und Jimi will be Roehler's first since the crossover success of Elementary Particles. The new film is set in Germany in the 1950s and is a love story between the wealthy Lulu and the African-American Jimi America.

Schweiger's 'Way' leads

Schweiger's 'Way' leads
COLOGNE, Germany -- German star Til Schweiger is planning four new English-language film projects with Swiss commercials helmer Reto Salimbeni following their collaboration on action thriller One Way, which has its world premiere Saturday in Los Angeles. One Way is the first English-language film Schweiger has produced through his German-based shingle Barefoot Films. It follows the success of his German-language Barefoot. He said in an interview he plans to team with Salimbeni on his next four English-language projects, which he will both star in and produce. Schweiger said in an interview that he will both produce and star in the next four English-languge projects with Salimbeni. These include high-concept comedy Superlover, action film "KSK" and edgy romantic comedy Slide Show.

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