According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bruno Ganz, Rupert Everett and Catherine O'Hara are in final negotiations to star in The Great Farrell, a period piece based on the novel Buried Alive by British Victorian writer Arnold Bennett, the film's producers told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Great Farrell will be the next project for Ganz, who has earned rave reviews and a Bavarian Film Award for his chilling portrayal of Adolf Hitler in the Oscar-nominated Downfall.

The $12 million production will be directed by German TV helmer Martin Waltz and is set to begin principal photography in June in England and the Isle of Mann.