Cannes: Helmer Olivier Assayas To Make U.S. Film Debut With ‘Hubris’

CANNES, FRANCE (May 22, 2013) – CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Emjag Productions’ Alexandra Milchan, and Film 360’s Scott Lambert announced today from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival that they will jointly produce HUBRIS with acclaimed filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, the Golden Globe award-winning miniseries Carlos) directing. CG Cinema and Orange Studios are financing. The film, which marks the first time Assayas is shooting a film in the U.S., is set to begin production in the second quarter of 2014. Inspired by a true story based on an article by Hillel Levin, HUBRIS is a fast-pacedcrime thriller that follows a crew of thieves led by John Mendell who rob apawn shop and discover it is a front for the most brutal crime boss in Chicago history, Tony Accardo. Assayas is represented by CAA, and Intertalent in Paris. Assayas’ next film SILS MARIA will shoot this summer.

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