Burn Out by Yann Gozlan on the starting-blocks
by Fabien Lemercier
- Filming is set to start in September with a cast headed up by François Civil. A 2425 Films and WY production which will be sold by Gaumont
On 12 September filming is set to start, in the Ile-de-France region, on Burn Out, the 3rd feature film by Yann Gozlan following on from Caged [+see also:
film profile] (2010) and A Perfect Man [+see also:
film profile] (667,000 admissions in France in 2015). The cast features rising star François Civil (who rose to prominence for his performances in Soit je meurs, soit je vais mieux [+see also:
film profile] and Nos résistances [+see also:
film profile], was at the top of his game very recently in Inside the Cell [+see also:
film profile] and Five [+see also:
film profile], and was also acclaimed in Elles [+see also:
interview: Malgorzata Sumowska
film profile] by Malgozata Szumowka and Frank [+see also:
film profile] by Lenny Abrahamson).
Written by Yann Gozlan and Guillaume Lemans (Anything for Her [+see also:
film profile], Point Blank [+see also:
film profile]) and based on the book Balancé dans les cordes by Jérémie Guez, the story centres around Tony, father of a little boy and a young superbike racer with a bright future. Dedicating his life to his passion, he is finally about to realise his dream – joining a prestigious professional racing team. But all that changes when his former partner gets into debt with a dangerous local boss. To save the mother of his child, Tony has no choice but to offer his services as a former driver to the gangster and his perilous drug trafficking circuit. The high-risk missions it entails suck Tony into a downward spiral…
Produced by Thibault Gast and Matthias Weber for 2425 Films (which also worked on the director’s previous feature film) and by Wassim Béji for WY Productions, Burn Out will be co-produced by Sombrero Films, Gaumont, and Belgian company Nexus Factory. Pre-purchased by OCS (first distribution window) and Ciné+ (second distribution window), and supported by Angoa, the film will be shot in Ile-de-France between 12 September and 4 November. Distribution of the film in France and international sales will be handled by Gaumont.
2425 Films is currently working on the post-production for spy thriller Le Scribe by Thomas Kruithof (see article - starring François Cluzet, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès and Simon Abkarian – slated for release in France on 16 November 2016).
(Translated from French)