The White Rose: According to Variety, Anjelica Huston has signed on to direct The White Rose, a World War II drama to star Christina Ricci.

The film is an English/German/Italian co-prod that starts shooting in November in Germany.

Based on Allegra Huston's screenplay, the pic tells the story of a group of dissident German college students known as the White Rose. Headed by siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl, the group distributed leaflets that challenged the government's war claims and attempted to awaken their fellow Germans to the atrocious realities of what Nazism meant. Ricci will play Sophie Scholl.

Brian B.