Stand picks up rights to pirate pic

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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