08/09/2011 05:06 pm ET Updated Oct 09, 2011

Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong To Star In 'Closer To The Moon'

Vera Farmiga is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading ladies. Farmiga, who starred opposite George Clooney in "Up in the Air", and "Green Lantern's" Mark Strong, are going to star opposite each other in "Closer to the Moon", reports Deadline. The movie which, produced by Michael Fitzgerald, is a period drama set in communist Romania.

The Oscar nominated actress is to play Strong's former lover and mother of his child in the drama. Meanwhile Strong's character Max Rosenthal is "a former head of a criminal investigation unit for the Bucharest police force after he and four prominent Jews pulled off a bank robbery while assuring the crowds they were filming a movie."

But that's not all. Because they are Jews, the are sentenced to death, but only after the communist government forces them to re-enact their crime in a propaganda film.

Nae Caranfil will be directing the film, and production will begin early fall in Bucharest, Romania.