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producer Andrew Mason to evaluate shooting opportunities. “We could bring three-to-four huge movies to shoot over 18 to 24 months at the same studio,” Langmann said. “Cavalier,” Czech novelist Perutz’s identity drama, was published by in 1936. Set in 1701, it centers around a battlefield identity swap between a courageous low-born soldier and callous aristocrat. La Petite Reine held a 17-minute promo screening of the two-part “Public Enemy Number One,” which generated positive word-of-mouth on the Croisette. Directed by Jean-Francois Richet, “Public Enemy” stars Vincent Cassel as Jacques Mesrine, France’s legendary bank robber, penitentiary escapee and social rebel, gunned down in his car in 1979. “Public Enemy” is budgeted at $72 million and is set in France, Canada, the U.S. Spain, the U.K. and Algeria. “Public Enemy Number One Part 1: The Origins” will bow Oct. 22 in France, he said. The second will most probably follow closely. Although “Public Enemy’s” sales campaign kicks off at Cannes, with Gregoire Melin’s Kinology handling international, “Public Enemy” has pre-sold to Russia (Top Film), Greece (Proptiko), Poland (Monolith), Turkey (TMC) and Romania (Mediapro).
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