Berri picked to helm $10 ‘Menage’ pic

Dequenne, Bacri to star in romantic comedy

CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month.

“La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste of Others.”

Dequenne, who stars in “Brotherhood of the Wolf,” plays a cleaning lady who gets romantically involved with her employer (Bacri).

“The script is full of humor — it’s about life, love and separation,” said Jacques Eric Strauss, who handles certain foreign sales on all of Berri’s films including the much-awaited mega-production “Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra,” a sequel to “Asterix and Obelix vs Caesar.”

Buyers will see a 12 minute promo reel of the new “Asterix” on Monday.

“The Cleaning Lady” will not be pre-sold, Strauss said.

More Film

  • James L Brooks

    James L. Brooks to Be Honored With Laurel Award by Writers Guild

    CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month. “La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste […]

  • Fifty Shades Freed Trailer

    'Fifty Shades Freed,' Gabrielle Union's 'Breaking In' Build Social Media Buzz

    CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month. “La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste […]

  • Swedish Comedy 'Solsidan' Smashes Scandinavian Box

    Swedish Comedy 'Solsidan' Smashes Scandinavian Box Office

    CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month. “La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste […]

  • HBO Buys Sundance Doc 'Price of

    Sundance: HBO Buys Art Documentary 'Price of Everything'

    CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month. “La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste […]

  • USC Scripter Awards Finalists 2018: 'Wonder

    'Wonder Woman,' 'Lost City of Z,' 'Big Little Lies' Among USC Scripter Finalists

    CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month. “La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste […]

  • Blade Runner 2049

    'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Game of Thrones' Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations

    CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month. “La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste […]

  • Timothee Chalamet

    Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Film to Time's Up, Other Charities

    CANNES — Claude Berri next will direct “La Femme de Menage” (The Cleaning Lady). Budgeted between $8 million and $10 million, pic starts shooting next month. “La Femme” stars Emilie Dequenne, winner of the best actress award in Cannes in 1999 for “Rosetta,” and Jean-Pierre Bacri, who co-wrote and starred in France’s Oscar-nominated “The Taste […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content