The film follows the relationship between American art critic James Lord who decides to sit for a portrait by his friend, the legendary Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti. He is unprepared, however, for the painter’s demanding intensity, and the experience tests their relationship to the core.
The script is based on Lord’s own work A Giacometti Portrait.
Gail Egan of Potboiler Productions (Our Kind of Traitor) is producing, along with Ilan Girard, Fred Hogg and Olive Productions.
The multi-talented Tucci, who stars in Sky Atlantic’s eagerly anticipated TV series Fortitude, has previously directed a number of features, including Big Night and Blind Date.