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.