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X-Filme preps next Dani Levy, Wolfgang Becker features, new ‘Babylon Berlin’ series

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Source: Sky Germany

‘Babylon Berlin’

German directors Dani Levy and Wolfgang Becker have revealed more details of their next features as their joint production company X Filme Creative Pool undergoes a management restructure.

This will see director-producer Tom Tykwer take over from producer Stefan Arndt as the company’s joint managing director alongside Uwe Schott. Tywker, Levy Becker and Arndt founded the company 30 years ago. Arndt plans to focus on producing. Arndt plans to focus on producing.

Levy’s next feature Kochschule Schwarz is based on the true story about a restaurant owner and a lawyer who establish a cookery school in Munich in 1938 to offer fast-track courses to Jews to allow them to obtain trade that will improve their chances of securing a visa to leave the country.

The tragicomedy, which Levy has written with Tristan Fiedler and Alexander Costea has already received funding from the regional film funds FFF Bayern and MDM.

Meanwhile, an autumn start is set for Becker’s adaptation of Maxim Leo’s bestselling novel The Hero Of Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse, based on a screenplay by Constantin Lieb, with Daniel Bruhl, Leonie Benesch and Charly Hubner set to star.

In addition, X Filme is developing the fifth season of Babylon Berlin which will now be with ARD Degeto and Beta Film. Sky has withdrawn from the project. I want to help us focus on this again, and not only contribute as a writer or director, but also actively shape the day-today business.”

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