Mandragora International Group has signed an agreement to co-produce a feature film with the China Film Group Corporation. The Solar Pictures’ parent company and the state-run Chinese production and distribution company will work together on The Girl Who Knew Too Much. The thriller follows the love affair between a Chinese owner of a world-renowned fashion brand and an international supermodel. The English-language film will be written and directed by Bobby Paunescu. His past credits include 2008’s Megatron and 2005’s The Death of Mr. Lazarescu,both of which were in competition at the Cannes Film Festival during their respective years. Paunescu is the co-founder of Solar Pictures along with Jared Underwood, a former senior VP at Comerica Entertainment. Paunescu is also the founder and CEO of Mandragora International Group. Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills, which is co-produced by Paunescu, will be in the main competition at Cannes this year.
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