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Berlinale: TF1 Studio Clinches Early Efm Deals on Marconi’s ‘Nureyev’ (Exclusive)

12 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin– TF1 Studio has cut some early deals on Rodolphe Marconi’s ambitious “Nureyev” biopic which will star Marine Vacth (“Young & Beautiful”) and ballet dancer Vasily Tkachenko in the title role. Diane Kruger is in advanced talks to join the cast.

Produced by a pair of well-established French producers, Wassim Beji at Wy Productions (“Yves Saint Laurent,””Based on a True Story”) and Olivier Delbosc at Curiosa Films (“The Midwife”), “Nureyev” has already pre-sold to Japan’s Kino Films and Korea’s The Content Shop” within the first few days of the Efm. TF1 Studio is in the process of closing more deals.

“Nureyev” will mark the acting debut of Tkachenko, who appeared “Swan Lake 3D – Live From the Mariinsky Theatre” in 2013. Marconi previously directed “This Is My Body” with Louis Garrel and Jane Birkin, “The Last Day” with Nicole Garcia, Gaspard Ulliel and Mélanie Laurent, as well as “Lagerfeld Confidential »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Berlinale: Marine Vacth, Vassily Tkachenko Star in Rodolphe Marconi’s ‘Nureyev’ Biopic (Exclusive)

11 February 2017 1:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin– Marine Vacth will star opposite ballet dancer Vasily Tkachenko in “Nureyev.”

The ambitious biopic will mark the acting debut of Tkachenko, who appeared “Swan Lake 3D – Live From the Mariinsky Theatre” in 2013.

TF1 Studio has acquired international sales rights to the project and has already pre-sold it to Japan’s Kino Films.

“Nureyev” is expected to differ from the rival Nureyev project “The White Crow,” directed by Ralph Fiennes; it will focus on milestones in Nureyev’s life, beginning with his defection in Paris and his rise to prominence, his encounters with Clara Saint, Yves Saint Laurent and dancer Margot Fonteyn, his international career as part of The Royal Ballet and eventually his return to Paris in the 1980s as head of Paris Opera, guiding the opera into its golden age.

“This biopic of Nureyev will center on the bright side of this amazing character, a man who is bigger than life, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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