Keira KnightleyRecorded Picture Company, lead producer on David Cronenberg’s latest project, has changed the title from The Talking Cure to A Dangerous Method. I did think at the time the title was a trifle dull. Production starts in Germany next month.

Universal Pictures International has announced it is taking Cronenberg’s new movie — about psychiatrist Carl Jung’s passionate affair with a disturbed young patient — for Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa. Christian Grass, president of international production and acquisitions or UPI, negotiated the deal with producer Jeremy Thomas.

Michael Fassbender stars as Jung, with Viggo Mortensen as Freud and Keira Knightley as the patient.

Hanway Films, RPC’s sales arm, has already pre-sold the film to Canada, France, Australia, Portugal, Benelux, Greece, Romania, Poland, Russia, Latin America and the former Yugoslavia. No word yet though on who’s releasing the film either in the States or domestically over here.

A Dangerous Method re-teams Thomas and Cronenberg after their thriller Crash in 1996, and Naked Lunch in 1991. When I last spoke to them the production was promising “lots of spirited sex.” Let’s hope that hasn’t changed too.