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Sony Pictures Releasing France has picked up French/Belgian romantic comedy “Don’t Tell Her.”
Sony’s acquisition of “Don’t Tell Her” marks the first strategic move of Stephane Huard since joining Sony in February from Universal. While heading Universal in France for eight years, Huard handled several French films, of which proved to to major B.O. hits such as “Heartbreaker,” “Babysitting” and “Babysitting 2.”
Repped by Other Angle and directed by Solange Cicurel, “Don’t Tell Her” stars Jenifer Bartoli, Camille Chamoux and Arie Elmaleh. It centers on three young women who discover that the seemingly perfect fiance of one of their best friends is having an affair.
” ‘Don’t Tell Her’ is the type of local film we’re looking for — It’s well made, it’s got a strong marketing angle and a definite commercial potential in France,” Huard said.
The idea, said Huard, is »
- Elsa Keslassy
Paris – Paris-based Other Angle Pictures, headed by Olivier Albou and Laurence Schonberg, has entered movie production, boarding Solange Cicurel’s contempo relationship comedy “Don’t Tell Her,” boasting a French-Belgian ensemble cast including French singer Jenifer Bartoli, one-woman show star Camille Chamoux (“Les Francis”) and comedy actor Arie Elmaleh (“Caged”).
In another sign of growth at Other Angle, which launched in 2008, one of its comedy flagships, Gerard Depardieu-starrer “A Mighty Team,” will open 2016’s 18th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.
Pushing from the get-go its brand as the go-to sales company for French comedic movies. The Other Angle diversified into English-language movies selling John Hay’s post World War II espionage thriller “Lives in Secret,” with Tim Roth and Kelly Reilly, Zoe Cassavetes’ “Day Out of Days,” starring Alexia Landau and Eddie Izzard; and Sam Friedlander’s “Larry Gaye, Renegade Male Flight,” starring “Royal Pains” Mark Feuerstein, Rebecca Romijn and Stanley Tucci. »
- John Hopewell
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