Smash hit Italian concept movie “Perfect Strangers
” is set to be adapted for the Arab world, following a flurry of remakes worldwide.
Dubai-based Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment
and sister company Kuwait National
cinema have acquired Arabic remake rights from Italy’s Medusa Film to director Paolo Genovese
’s 2016 ensemble dramedy involving smartphones and personal secrets.
Front Row will co-produce the Arabic version with prominent Egyptian shingle Film Clinic
, whose latest titles include Cannes competition entry “Yomeddine
,” and with Lebanese distributor Empire International.
The deal was negotiated by Front Row
’s Gianluca Chakra
with sales agent Faruk Alatan
. Besides Chakra, Film Clinic chief Mohamed Hefzy
, Kuwait National’s Hisham Alghanim, and Empire
’s Mario Haddad Jr. are also attached to produce and finance.
Chakra told Variety
that the plan is for the adaptation to be ready in 2019 and have pan-Arabic elements that can appeal to Egyptian