A coup sûr: Delphine Le Vigan becomes a director with Epithète Films
by Fabien Lemercier
- The novelist is shooting her first feature in Paris, with Laurence Arné, Eric Elmosnino, and Valérie Bonneton in the cast
Since October 15, successful novelist Delphine Le Vigan has been shooting her directorial debut, A coup sûr, in Paris. After having seen one of her novels adapted to the big screen in 2010 (No and Me [+see also:
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film profile] (2011), the writer is now to move behind the camera to direct a cast including Laurence Arné (comedian and star of the television series Workingirls who notably appeared in Bowling and will soon be out in Qui a re-tué Pamela Rose ?), Eric Elmosnino (2011 Cesar for Best Actor for Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life [+see also:
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film profile], and who has just been on set of Eyjafjallajökull and Jacky in Women’s Kingdom), as well as Delphine Chuillot, Didier Bezace, and François Morel.
Written by the new filmmaker with Chris Esquerre, the screenplay focuses on a young woman who loses all self-esteem after it is shattered by an insensitive lover. Victim of the tyranny of performance and rankings, she then decides to become... the best hookup in all of Paris.
Produced by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand for Epithète Films, A coup sûr, for which shooting will be ongoing until December 7, has been pre-acquired by Orange Cinéma Séries and is to be distributed in France by Universal Pictures (who have also acquired the rights for the American continent). Epithète Films is handling the film’s international sales itself.
Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand’s company has also just finished shooting Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 3D English-language super-production The Young and Prodigious Spivet in Canada (read more). The film is to star Helena Bonham-Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Dominique Pinon, and young Kyle Catlett, and is to be released in France in October 2013 by Gaumont, who is also handling its international sales.
(Translated from French)
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