USA buys Ozon’s ‘Women’

Comedic murder yarn now in post production

USA Films has acquired domestic distribution rights to Francois Ozon’s “8 Women” from sales agent Celluloid Dreams. Pic is in post-production.

Starring Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Danielle Darrieux, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart, Virginie Ledoyen, Firmine Richard and Ludivine Sagnier, “8 Women” is a comedic murder yarn about a wealthy patriarch found dead under suspicious circumstances. The suspects are the women in his life, each of whom is revealed through a musical number.

Pic is produced by Marc Missonier and Olivier Delbosc of Fidelite Prods.

Steven Raphael, USA Films’ senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions, brought the project into the company, and exec VP of business affairs Avy Eschenasy negotiated the deal on behalf of USA. Celluloid Dreams was represented by Hengameh Panahi.

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