Magazine article Screen International

Patrick Dempsey to Make Directing Debut on 'Berlin, I Love You'

Magazine article Screen International

Patrick Dempsey to Make Directing Debut on 'Berlin, I Love You'

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Fresh from helping Bridget Jones to have a baby, American actor and racing driver Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) is attached to make his directorial debut on one of the segments for anthology film, Berlin I Love You, which is part of The Cities Of Love franchise.

Dempsey's involvement was confirmed by the project's producer, Claus Clausen (The Messenger), who has revealed several changes in names attached to the project, now due to shoot in the summer.

Of the original crop of directors announced in 2015, Giuseppe Tornatore, Marjane Satrapi and Jan-Ole Gerster have withdrawn due to scheduling conflicts.

However, Til Schweiger, Massy Tadjedin (director of Last Night with Keira Knightly and Eva Mendes), Dempsey, artist Ai Weiwei, Shekhar Kapur and Tom Van Avermaet are on board.

Clausen said that shooting will begin in June or July and that the hope is to premiere at next year's Berlinale. He could not confirm casting for the project. …

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