Breillat film is set for a spring release

Strand Releasing has picked up U.S. rights to Catherine Breillat’s “Bluebeard.”

Known for taking on sexually charged subjects, Breillat puts her carnal spin on Charles Perrault’s wife-slayer classic.

Producers are Jean-Francois Lepetit and Sylvette Frydman. “Bluebeard” is a Flach Film production; CB Films and Arte France co-produced. 

Pic world preemed at the Berlin Film Festival in February and makes its U.S. bow this week at the New York Film Festival. “Bluebeard” is set for a spring release.

U.S. deal was struck between Strand co-prexy Jon Gerrans and Pyramide Intl.’s Yoann Ubermulhin.

Breillat’s past films include “The Last Mistress,” “Romance,” “Anatomy of Hell,” “Fat Girl” and “Sex Is Comedy.”

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