Merad stalks Deneuve and Béart in Mes stars et moi
Principal photography begins in Paris on Monday of Mes stars et moi (“My Celebrities and I”), a comedy about celebrity stalking and the second feature directed by Laetitia Colombani (He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not, 2002).
Cast members include Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Kad Merad (2007 César for Best Supporting Actor for Don’t Worry, I’m Fine [+see also:
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The film, scripted by the director, follows Robert Pelage (Merad), a man obsessed with actresses who works as a nighttime cleaner at a prestigious casting agency. By looking up the addresses, schedules and private numbers of celebrities, he manages to read screenplays, steal invitations to premieres, change appointments and give casting directions.
Three actresses in particular catch his eye: Solange Duvivier (Deneuve), a top French film star, whose secretary Robert follows to the actress’ home every day; the sublime Isabelle Séréna (Béart), whose lovers the possessive fan tries to get rid of; and the promising Violette Duval (Bernier).
Abandoned by his wife and his daughter, Robert lives for his idols and is elated when he succeeds in hiring the three for the same shoot. But when they find out they all have the same problem, the three women join forces and fight back.
A nine-week shoot is scheduled in and around Paris. The film will be released in France in the second half of 2008 through Studio Canal, who is also handling international sales.
(Translated from French)
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