Jessica Biel and Luke Evans are in talks for leading roles in the period romance Vivaldi, directed by Patricia Riggen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project was written by Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott, and centers on a forbidden romance that develops between composer, priest and violin virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi and his protege, singer Anna Tessieri Giro, leading him to write his enduring masterpiece "The Four Seasons."

Giro was Vivaldi's favorite prima donna and part of his entourage. Vivaldi at the time denied any romantic relationship, and most modern scholars believe that to be true.

No production date has been set.