Pierre Niney is A Perfect Man
by Fabien Lemercier
- The up-and-coming star of French cinema and Ana Girardot are filming the second feature by Yann Gozlan, produced by 24 25 Films and WY Productions
For two days now, Yann Gozlan has been shooting A Perfect Man [+see also:
film profile], his second feature film, following 2010’s Caged [+see also:
film profile]. The title stars the brilliant rising star of French cinema, Pierre Niney (nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actor in 2012 and 2013 for J'aime regarder les filles [+see also:
interview: Lou de Laâge
film profile] and Comme des frères [+see also:
film profile], and the driving force behind the successful 20 ans d'écart [+see also:
film profile] and Yves Saint Laurent [+see also:
interview: Jalil Lespert
film profile]). Joining him are Ana Girardot (who rose to fame in Lights Out [+see also:
film profile], was singled out for her performance in the TV series The Returned and will be on screens in November in La prochaine fois, je viserai le coeur), Thibault Vinçon, André Marcon, Valeria Cavalli and Marc Barbé.
Written by the director together with Guillaume Lemans (the co-screenwriter on all of Fred Cavayé’s features) and Grégoire Vigneron (nominated for the César Award for Best Original Screenplay for Molière [+see also:
film profile] in 2008, and for the Best Adaptation for Little Nicolas [+see also:
film profile] in 2010), the main character in the story is 25-year-old Mathieu, who has always yearned to become a famous author. It’s a dream that seems out of reach for him because he has never managed to be published, despite his best efforts. In the meantime, he makes a living working at the removals company that his uncle manages… His fortunes turn around one day, when he stumbles across a manuscript by an old, reclusive man who has just passed away. Mathieu hesitates, before finally snatching it and signing it as his own... Having become the foremost fresh hope for French literature, and with the expectations surrounding his second novel weighing heavier and heavier on him each day, Mathieu, who has now found love, is about to be launched into a deceitful and deadly spiral in order to keep his secret under wraps – at all costs…
Produced by Thibault Gast and Matthias Weber for 24 25 Films, and by Wassim Béji for WY Productions, A Perfect Man is being co-produced by TF1 Films Productions and Mars Films (which will handle distribution in French theatres). Pre-purchased by Orange Cinéma Séries, TF1, HD1 and Ciné+, the feature has also received backing from ANGOA, from the CNC’s support fund for development, and from Sofica B Media and Manon. The eight-week shoot, which is due to wrap on 31 July, will take place in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (Le Pradet, Sicié, Port Carqueyranne and Toulon) and in Paris. International sales are headed by SND.
(Translated from French)
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