Los Angeles: Indian-origin filmmaker Asif Kapadia will direct epic love story on first World War ‘Ali And Nino’.
The film is based on the novel by Kurban Said that was published in 1937, reported Deadline.
Christopher Hampton has adapted the novel by the same name for the screen.
It is set in Azerbaijan where Ali Khan Shirvanshir, the male descendant of a royal Muslim family, falls in love with Nino Kipiani, a beautiful, Christian, Georgian princess.
PeaPie`s Kris Thykier will be producing the film. Lelya Aliyeva is the executive producer.
Kapadia`s 2001 film ‘The Warrior’ won the BAFTA award in the Best British Film category.
He is also due to direct an untitled documentary on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse.