Daniel Bruhl to Make Directorial Debut on German-Language Dark Comedy “Next Door”

Daniel Bruhl is pulling double duty on his next project…

The 41-year-old half-Spanish actor is set to star and make his directing debut in the German-language dark comedy Next Door.

Daniel Brühl

Bruhl’s own production company Amusement Park Filmsis behind the project, with Warner Bros. Germanypart-financing and taking German-speaking territories.

Amusement Park co-founder Malte Grunertrevealed the news during a panel at the Zurich Summit, which takes place as part of the Zurich Film Festival.

Shooting is expected to begin in Berlin next spring. The film is a two-hander with Bruhl and another actor, who is currently being cast. Financing is now being completed.

Exact plot details are being kept under-wraps but the film will explore the subjects of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin.

Bruhl is best known for his roles in Good Bye Lenin! and as racing driver Niki Laudain Rush.