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Fabien Onteniente to direct the French remake of Quo vado?

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- Pietro Valsecchi of Medset has two other projects in the pipeline for the French market: the remake of Perfect Strangers, helmed by Fred Cavayé, and the comedy-thriller The Night Off

Fabien Onteniente to direct the French remake of Quo vado?
Director Fabien Onteniente

Fabien Onteniente, the man behind the Camping [+see also:
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 franchise, a real box-office sensation, has been signed up to direct the remake of Quo vado? [+see also:
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 by Gennaro Nunziante, which grossed €65 million at the Italian box office in 2016. The as-yet untitled French version of the comedy, starring golden boy Checco Zalone, will begin shooting in April 2019. It will be written by Guy Laurent (Serial (Bad) Weddings [+see also:
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 and La Mélodie [+see also:
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) and distributed by SND. Production duties will be handled by Medset, which is currently working on the French remake of another box-office champ, Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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by Paolo Genovese. This remake is being directed by Fred Cavayé and bears the title Nothing to Hide [+see also:
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Dany Boon and Bérénice Bejo are among the cast, and it will hit screens later this year, courtesy of Mars Distribution (see the article). 

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Medset Sas was founded in Paris in 2016 by Pietro Valsecchi and is 100% controlled by Taoduefilm (Gruppo Mediaset), of which Valsecchi is CEO, with the aim of producing and distributing movies in France. Valsecchi and his business partner Camilla Nesbitt also have a third project in the pipeline for the French market, which is a comedy that veers off into thriller territory. The Night Off revolves around the generation of money-obsessed thirtysomethings and was written by the producer together with Andrea Nobile.

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(Translated from Italian)

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