Jean-Paul Salomé prepare Je fais le mort
by Fabien Lemercier
- This detective comedy to star François Damiens and Géraldine Nakache, produced by Diaphana and co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, is to start shooting in November.
Next November 5, eight weeks filming will kick off for Jean-Paul Salomé's seventh feature, a detective comedy titled Je fais le mort (lit. "I pretend to be dead"). The director of Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre, Adventures of Arsene Lupin, and Female Agents [+see also:
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The screenplay is centred on an out-of-work actor who accepts to play dead people in crime scene reconstructions to be able to pay the rent.
Produced by Michel Saint-Jean for Diaphana, Je fais le mort is co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, Rhône Alpes Cinéma, and Belgian production company les Films du Fleuve (headed by the Dardenne brothers), and is to benefit from pre-acquisitions from Canal + and Ciné +. Shooting is set to last eight weeks, mostly around Megève. Diaphana is to handle the film's distribution in France.
(Translated from French)
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