9 items from 2012
French-Martinican rapper/actor Didier Morville (aka Joeystarr) stars in this romantic comedy titled Max, which follows the story of a young girl who sets her single father up with a prostitute, as, as you' expect, things get a bit complicated. The film co-stars Mathilde Seigner, Jean Pierre Marielle and Shana Castera, and is set for release in France on January 23, 2013. The title of this post references the fact that Joeystarr's casting in a rom-com is apparently antithetical to his usual M.O., and is taking many in France by surprise, given what I understand to be a usual harder edge to him. His said to be "violent" past is littered with a »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It seems as if Carrie remake director, Kimberly Peirce, is finding a niche for herself. Although her current production is…well, in production, she’s signed on to renovate the French thriller With A Friend Like Harry…(2000).
No word as of yet who will star in the rejuvenation, but the original – directed by Dominik Moll – featured Laurent Lucas (The Kate Logan Affair) and Mathilde Seigner (Time Regained) as a middle-class couple who befriend Plum (Sophie Guillemin) and Harry (Sergi López – Dirty Pretty Things). However, as their friendship reaches new levels, Harry’s fascination with the couple becomes clearer and creepier.
If it wasn’t enough that Peirce is working on a remake of Carrie (one of the most popular ‘horror’ films of all time), but the original version of Harry… was nominated for the esteemed Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. Personally, I haven’t seen any of her previous work, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Kimberly Peirce will direct a remake of With a Friend Like Harry. The Boys Don't Cry director's next project will be based on the French thriller Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien, reports Variety. Dominik Moll's original film stars Laurent Lucas and Mathilde Seigner as a couple who reconnect with an old school acquaintance, Harry (Sergei Lopez). At first they are happy with the accidental (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
The original starred Laurent Lucas and Mathilde Seigner as Michel and Claire. The couple goes on vacation with their children and unintentionally meet up with Harry, an old classmate Michel doesn't remember. The plot thickens when Harry's behavior takes a turn for the worse. Dominik Moll directed the original film, that was nominated for the prestigious Palm D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.
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Even though she's hard at work on the Carrie remake, director Kim Peirce already has her next gig lined up. Yep, she'll be able to add another notch to her remake belt when she puts her own spin on the French thriller With a Friend Like Harry, aka Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien.
Variety reports that Maven Pictures has come on board to produce a remake of the French thriller With a Friend Like Harry with Kimberly Peirce attached to direct. Maven's Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler will produce with Michell Krumm. Wentworth Miller is adapting the screenplay.
The French film, released in 2000, tells the story of a family man joined on vacation by an old schoolmate, Harry, whom he doesn't remember. At first Harry seems to be just what the family needs with his carefree spirit and charm, but his efforts and advice eventually become more mysteriously menacing. »
- Uncle Creepy
Variety reports that the Boys Don't Cry director will remake the French thriller With a Friend Like Harry (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien).
The original film starred Laurent Lucas and Mathilde Seigner as a Michel and Claire, a couple traveling with three children who come across another couple, Harry and Plum (Sergi Lopez and Sophie Guillemin). At first they are fast friends, but as they grow closer Harry and Plum's motives become more and more ominous.
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Director Kimberly Peirce is hard at work turning Chloe Moretz into our generation’s Carrie White, but that isn’t stopping her from looking ahead to other gigs. She’s now attached to the long-gestating remake of French thriller Harry, He’s Here To Help.The original, directed by Dominik Moll, saw Laurent Lucas and Mathilde Seigner who meet up by chance with an old school acquaintance (Sergei Lopez). But while everyone is initially pleased to reconnect, Harry proves to have less positive motives lurking under his friendly exterior. A big success in France, the movie nabbed multiple Cesar Awards in 2001 and was nominated for the Palme D’Or at the 2000 Cannes festival.A remake called With A Friend Like Harry has been bubbling away for a few years now, with Wes Craven attached at one point. Now Maven pictures – run by Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray – is looking to finally get it on screens, »
Now in production on the Chloe Moretz starrer Carrie , director Kimberly Peirce has already lined up her next project. Variety reports that the Boys Don't Cry director will remake the French thriller With a Friend Like Harry ( Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien ). The original film starred Laurent Lucas and Mathilde Seigner as a Michel and Claire, a couple traveling with three children who come across another couple, Harry and Plum (Sergi Lopez and Sophie Guillemin). At first they are fast friends, but as they grow closer Harry and Plum's motives become more and more ominous. Directed by Dominick Moll, the original film was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or in 2000. (Photo Credit: FayesVision / WENN.com) »
"Inglourious Basterds" and "Beginners" made her a star stateside, but it looks like French thespian Melanie Laurent is returning home for her next project. The actress has signed on to Christian Carion's new adaptation of Stefan Zweig's "Letter From An Unknown Woman," a novel that was adapted once before with acclaim by Max Ophuls.
The story follows an author who, while reading a letter written by a woman he does not remember, gets glimpses into her life story. Ophuls' film was led by Louis Jourdan and Joan Fontaine and centered on a pianist protagonist rather than an author. It's not known how faithful Carion's adaptation will be to the novel.
Carion is also currently working on "En Mai, Fais Ce Qu'il Plait" (translated to "In May, Do What You Want To Do") which will be set around the events of May 1940 during World War II when the French »
- Simon Dang
9 items from 2012
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