Warner Bros France Links Up With ‘Les Missionaires’
Warner Bros. France has boarded its latest local-language project. It will distribute the next film from Venus Beauty Institute director Tonie Marshall. Les Missionaires (or The Missionaries, though the title may change) is currently in preproduction and stars Sophie Marceau and Patrick Bruel. Billed as a “daring, outrageous, sexy, yet classy and glamorous French romantic comedy,” the movie’s premise is based on the encouter of two sex addicts. Marceau’s recent credits include Don’t Look Back and Lisa Azuelos’ original LOL. Bruel was in one of the biggest hits of 2012, What’s In A Name. Veteran Bruno Pesery is producing Les Missionaires. Warner Bros. France jumped aboard The Artist in 2011 and has a long-standing relationship with producer Thomas Langmann and a development deal with Azuelos.
Content Film To Sell ‘Milius’ Around The World
Content Film has taken international sales rights to SXSW premiere Milius. The documentary about filmmaker John Milius is directed by Zak Knutson and Joey Figueroa. It follows Milius from childhood to the miltary to USC Film School and through his writing on such films as Dirty Harry, Apocalypse Now and Jaws and his work as a director on movies like Dillinger, Red Dawn and Conan The Barbarian until he was rejected by Hollywood for his outspoken beliefs and controversial behavior. StudioCanal has all UK rights to the film.South Korean Musical Gets 5-Month Run In Shanghai
United Asia Live Entertainment is looking to cultivate Chinese taste for musical comedy. According to Shanghai Daily, the group has begun staging Finding Mr. Right, based on South Korean musical Finding Mr. Destiny, at the Jasmine Theater in Shanghai, where it will play for a five-month run. The story sees a young woman hire a matchmaking agency and then fall for the matchmaker. Apart from the female and male lead roles, one actor will play 18 other characters, the report said. Rom-coms are big in China right now. Recent film Finding Mr. Right, no relation to the play, took over $80M at the local box office. United Asia Live Entertainment previously produced the Chinese stage versions of Mamma Mia! and Cats.