EXCLUSIVE: Roger Donaldson, whose lengthy profession in Hollywood has encompassed motion pictures together with The Bounty, Species, Cocktail, Dante’s Peak and The World’s Quickest Indian, is connected to direct the German-produced and Vietnam-set TV sequence Nhiem.

The present comes from native producers Carte blanche Worldwide, which is at this week’s European Movie Market in Berlin with its function movie Merkel, concerning the German premier, which Paramount is releasing regionally.

Heinrich Hadding, who wrote the 2009 function Pope Joan, is penning the screenplay with David Wenham and John Goodman. The sequence will observe titular character Nhiem, a 19-year-old movie pupil who’s pressured to depart his research and be part of the Vietnam Warfare, ultimately turning into the Viet Cong’s documentary eye.

Producers are Carte Blanche Worldwide’s Alexander van Dülmen and Stephan Wagner. Director Donaldson and van Dülmen beforehand collaborated on The World’s Quickest Indian starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Diane Ladd.

Donaldson most not too long ago helmed racing pic McLaren and the Pierce Brosnan-starring motion film The November Man.

Nhiem is a really distinctive perspective on the Vietnam warfare that reveals us life by means of the eyes of an artist throughout a time of intense battle and battle. It actually delivers on the Carte Blanche ethos of bringing initiatives that make clear the human expertise throughout a few of the most pivotal factors in historical past to worldwide audiences,” mentioned van Dülmen.