‘Falling for Figaro’ director Ben Lewin and executive producer Judi Levine.

Production is set to begin early next year in the UK on Ben Lewin’s Falling for Figaro, an official Australian-UK co-production.

The film, which has received production investment from Screen Australia and Film Victoria, is a romantic comedy about an aspiring opera singer who heads to the remote Scottish Highlands to pursue her dreams.

Falling for Figaro reminds me of an Ernst Lubitsch romantic comedy … classy, intelligent and with the potential to reach a wide international audience. After being attached for some time, it’s gratifying to see the film fully financed with the support of Screen Australia and Film Victoria,” said Lewin (The Sessions).

Written by Allen Palmer, Falling for Figaro will be produced by Philip Wade, Charles Hannah and Donall McCusker. Tim White, Judi Levine and John Wade and co-producer Daniel Einfeld are executive producers. Cast are expected to be announced shortly.

The shoot will take place in the UK in early 2018 with post-production then to be completed in Victoria.

Becker Film Group will distribute the film in Australia and international sales will be handled by WestEnd Films.

Lewin’s recent film, Please Stand By, starring Toni Collette and Dakota Fanning, is set to screen at Austin Film Festival in October.

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