Claire Denis is attached to direct, and wrote the screenplay with Lea Mysius and Andrew Litvack, based on Denis Johnson’s 1986 novel.
The deal was announced Tuesday on the eve of the Berlin Film Festival, where Wild Bunch is launching international sales on the project. CAA Media Finance brokered the domestic deal. Paris-based Curiosa Films is producing “The Stars at Noon.”
The film, set during the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1984, follows a mysterious English businessman and a headstrong American journalist who strike up a passionate romance. Their situation soon deteriorates and they attempt to escape the country, with only each other to trust and rely on.
Pattinson is currently shooting “The Batman” for Warner Bros. Denis’ credits include “35 Shots of Rum” and “High Life,” which also starred Pattinson and was bought by A24.