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StudioCanal has been notching up sales on upcoming, London-set rom-com Man Up, starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell.

The film, directed by Ben Palmer and produced by London-based Big Talk Pictures, was written by Tess Morris.

It revolves around a chaotic first date between a recent divorcee (Pegg) and a disillusioned singleton (Bell) involving lost divorce papers, a stalker and some competitive indoor sport.

StudioCanal head of sales Anna Marsh said: “Tess is a such a talented writer that the film already generated a lot of interest at Berlin on the basis of the script alone - it’s a real page-turner - but sales really took off in Cannes on the back of the promo-reel. There’s a real chemistry between Simon and Lake on screen.”

The film has sold to much of the world including Benelux (eOne Benelux), Switzerland (Impuls Pictures), Portugal (Lusomundo), Israel (Forum »

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