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Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the rights to remake A Prophet, the French hit released in the Us in 2010, into an English language film to be produced by Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe through the Original Film banner, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.
Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film tells the story of a young man's rise to power in a criminal syndicate after he is mentored by a crime boss. A Prophet was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010 and was honored with the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nine César Awards (French Oscar), including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor.
Commenting on the announcement, Neal H. Moritz had this to say.
"This is an epic crime saga with compelling characters and original storytelling. »
Title: 20 Ans d’écart (It Boy) Director: David Moreau Starring: Virginie Efira, Pierre Niney, Gilles Cohen, Charles Berling. In a time when women who date younger men are the new cool, David Moreau’s cougar comedy is extremely timely. Alice Lantins (Virginie Efira) is 38 years old. She is beautiful, ambitious, and impeccably professional: she has everything to become the next editor-in-chief of Rebelle magazine. Everything except for her bourgeois uptight image. But when the young and charming Balthazar (Pierre Niney), barely 20 years old, crosses Alice’s path, her colleagues’ attitude inexplicably changes. Realising that the she holds the key to her promotion, Alice stages the comedy of an improbable idyll [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
An experienced but slightly wishy-washy French magazine editor transforms herself into a red-lipped, predatory cougar in order to get ahead in “It Boy,” a pacey romantic comedy that makes the most of the chemistry and star quality of ace leads Virginie Efira and Pierre Niney. After co-helming horror items “Them” and Jessica Alba starrer “The Eye,” Gallic director David Moreau not only goes solo here but also impressively switches gears with a brightly packaged, fluffy and often funny entertainment. Local March release is closing in on 1.4 million admissions and could serve as remake fodder and theatrical catnip for distribs offshore.
Alice Lantins (Efira), the 38-year-old fashion editor at the (fictional) Rebelle magazine, is a perfectionist, as seen in an opening sequence in which she tries to reason with a Brazilian printer about the exact colors she wants on the page. She’s extremely demanding, but she would also rather be safe than sorry. »
- Boyd van Hoeij
3 items from 2013
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