Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius is set to helm fantasy family film, The Lost Prince. The co-production from Prélude, Pathé, Studiocanal and TF1 Films stars The Intouchables‘ Omar Sy, La Famille Bélier‘s François Damiens and The Artist‘s Berenice Bejo.

Shooting begins July 30 on the story of Djibi whose life revolves around his beloved 7-year-old daughter Sofia. The devoted single father never misses their cherished ritual of bedtime stories. Every night as Sofia falls asleep, he takes her into “Storyland,” a fantasy film studio where their extraordinary fairy tale adventures come to life with Djibi in the lead role as the heroic Prince Charming.

Five years later and nearly a teenager, Sofia starts to grow out of her father’s stories and instead makes up tales of her own with Djibi no longer the heroic lead. As his roles in both the real world and in “Storyland” begin to change, Djibi must find a way to forever remain the hero of his daughter’s life, imagination and stories.

Philippe Rousselet and Jonathan Blumental are producing. Pathé will release in France with Studiocanal starting world sales in Cannes.

Says Hazanavicus, “I am so excited to work on this new movie. It is made to be a crowd pleaser for families worldwide to enjoy together. I want it to be funny, original and emotional and I am very happy that, for the first time in a long time, I will be able to take my whole family to the premiere!”