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8 items from 2017


TF1 Studio Broadens Slate with Film Projects From Borsalino, Dimitri Rassam

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– TF1 Studio, the vertically integrated film subsidiary of France’s top commercial network, is pursuing its ambitious acquisition strategy with projects set up at Borsalino Productions and Dimitri Rassam’s On Entertainment, among others.

TF1 Studio is partnering up with Laurent Baudens and Gaelle Nouaille at Paris-based banner Borsalino Productions to co-develop and co-produce the French-language remakes of a pair of hit Latin American movies, Gaz Alazraki’s 2013 Mexican dark comedy film “Nosotros los nobles,” and Juan Taratuto’s 2008 romantic comedy “Un Novio para mi mujer.”

Nosotros los nobles”‘s high-concept plot follows three spoiled children who are forced to get a job after being cut off from their family fortune. Laurent Turner, a popular French screenwriter who notably co-wrote Fred Cavayé “Radin” with Dany Boon, one of 2016’s highest grossing French films.

Cyril Gelblat, whose credits include “Dad in Training” with Manu Payet, is set to direct the French makeover of “Novio para mi mujer »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Sony Boards ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ for France, U.K. (Exclusive)

18 July 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures International Productions has come on board “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir,” Ken Scott’s comedy adventure starring Indian actor Dhanush, Bérénice Béjo (“The Artist”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Erin Moriarty (“Blood Father”) and Abel Jafri (“Timbuktu”).

The English-language feature, set up as a co-production between France, India and Belgium, will be distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing International in France and the U.K. next spring.

Gérard Jugnot, Ben Miller, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Stefano Cassetti have joined the cast of the film, which was penned by Romain Puértolas and Luc Bossi, who is also producing via his Paris-based company Brio Films. Vamonos Films, Little Red Car Films, Scope Pictures, M! Capital Ventures and Impact Films are also co-producing.

Adapted from Puértolas’ novel “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe,” which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages, the film follows a hustler from Mumbai who embarks on an »

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Looking forward to an extraordinary journey: Dhanush on Hollywood debut

23 May 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | The News Minute | See recent The News Minute news »

Tamil star Dhanush has begun shooting for his maiden Hollywood film, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, directed by Ken Scott. The film is based on “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe” by Romain Puertolas. The screen play of the film is by Puertolas and Luc Bossi (Brio films) and it has a conglomeration of production houses from three different continents. The shoot started earlier this month and Mumbai, Brussels, Rome and Paris are the probable locations. »

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Dhanush starting new film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir!

22 May 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A truly International collaboration, The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir, directed by Ken Scott and starring Indian actor Dhanush, rolled in Mumbai this week. The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is produced by Brio Films, Vamonos Films, M! Capital Ventures, Little Red Car Films, Impact Films, Aurora Global Media Capital, Scope Pictures, TF1 Studio and Aleph Motion Pictures.

The film is based on “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe” by Romain Puertolas. The screen play of the film is by Puertolas and Luc Bossi (Brio films) and has a conglomeration of production houses from 3 different continents. The shooting has commenced earlier this month and is expected to be shot in Mumbai (India), Brussels (Belgium), Rome (Italy) and Paris (France).

Starring the inimitable Dhanush in the titular role of the Fakir, the film, as the name suggests, marks an extraordinary journey in the life »

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Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald to star in Neo-Nazi drama 'Skin'

10 May 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Patti Cake$ breakout star Macdonald on board Seville International Cannes sales title.

Seville International will launch pre-sales in Cannes on prestige drama Skin, a true story about the redemption of a Neo-Nazi that pairs Jamie Bell with Danielle Macdonald from Sundance breakout and Directors’ Fortnight entry Patti Cake$.

Guy Nattiv will direct the true story based on the life of Bryon ‘Pitbull’ Widner, a violent gang enforcer who is decorated in facial tattoos for committing hate crimes.

Skin will recount how Widner falls in love with a mother of three daughters outside the gang and turns his back on the gang, resulting in the arrest of its leaders.

As he embarks on his new life, the former gang member receives a $70,000 gift from a Holocaust survivor to pay for painful surgery to remove his facial tattoos.

Skin marks the fourth feature from Nattiv, whose The Flood (Mabul) won the Generation Kplus – Best Feature Film at the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jamie Bell to star in Neo-Nazi drama 'Skin' with Danielle Macdonald

10 May 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Patti Cake$ breakout star Macdonald on board Seville International Cannes sales title.

Seville International will launch pre-sales in Cannes on prestige drama Skin, a true story about the redemption of a Neo-Nazi that pairs Jamie Bell with Danielle Macdonald from Sundance breakout and Directors’ Fortnight entry Patti Cake$.

Guy Nattiv will direct the true story based on the life of Bryon ‘Pitbull’ Widner, a violent gang enforcer who is decorated in facial tattoos for committing hate crimes.

Skin will recount how Widner falls in love with a mother of three daughters outside the gang and turns his back on the gang, resulting in the arrest of its leaders.

As he embarks on his new life, the former gang member receives a $70,000 gift from a Holocaust survivor to pay for painful surgery to remove his facial tattoos.

Skin marks the fourth feature from Nattiv, whose The Flood (Mabul) won the Generation Kplus – Best Feature Film at the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jamie Bell to star in Neo-Nazi redemption drama 'Skin'

10 May 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Patti Cake$ breakout Danielle Macdonald on board Seville International Cannes sales title.

Seville International will launch pre-sales in Cannes on prestige drama Skin, a true story about the redemption of a Neo-Nazi that pairs Jamie Bell with Danielle Macdonald from Sundance breakout and Directors’ Fortnight entry Patti Cake$.

Guy Nattiv will direct the true story based on the life of Bryon ‘Pitbull’ Widner, a violent gang enforcer who is decorated in facial tattoos for committing hate crimes.

Skin will recount how Widner falls in love with a mother of three daughters outside the gang and turns his back on the gang, resulting in the arrest of its leaders.

As he embarks on his new life, the former gang member receives a $70,000 gift from a Holocaust survivor to pay for painful surgery to remove his facial tattoos.

Skin marks the fourth feature from Nattiv, whose The Flood (Mabul) won the Generation Kplus – Best Feature Film at the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Berenice Bejo Joins Indian Star Dhanush in Ken Scott’s ‘Journey’ (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berenice Bejo, the Oscar-nominated actress of “The Artist,” is set to star in “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir,” an adventure-fantasy film directed by “Starbuck” helmer Ken Scott. TF1 Studio is selling the film.

One of the most ambitious English-language titles on the slate of the recently rebranded TF1 Studios, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” will also topline Indian star Dhanush, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Laurent Lafitte, and Abel Jafri.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” was initially set to be directed by “Persepolis” helmer Marjane Satrapi. Scott came on board a few months ago to rework the script and direct the movie, which is scheduled to begin shooting in May in Mumbai, Paris, Brussels, and Rome.

The pic is based on Romain Puértolas’ bestselling debut novel, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe,” which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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