Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales rights to the untitled new project by acclaimed American auteur Todd Solondz.
“My new movie is a kind of sequel to — or riff on — ‘Happiness,’ and to some extent ‘Welcome to the Doll House,’ ” said Solondz in a statement. “Many of the characters from these movies unexpectedly beckoned to me and so I have explored new ways of developing and enlarging their stories with the intent to recast them from a fresh perspective.”
Production starts this fall for delivery at Cannes 2007. Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo begins pre-selling immediately.
Pic is produced by Ted Hope, Mike Ryan and Derrick Tseng. Fortissimo co-chiefs Wouter Barendrecht and Michael J. Werner take exec producer credits.