Focus Features boards ‘Dubber’

French thesp Chabat attached to play lead

Focus Features has boarded “The Dubber,” a buddy comedy with French thesp Alain Chabat attached to play the title role.

Pic centers on a man who provides the French dubbing voice for a top Hollywood star. When the A-lister has an on-set meltdown and goes missing, the dubber travels to the U.S. to help find him.

The original idea for “The Dubber” was hatched by former Los Angeles Film Festival director Richard Raddon and filmmaker Marina Zenovich (“Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”). The duo brought the idea to scribe David Gilcreast and writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar, who wrote the first draft of the script, funded by Chabat via his L.A.-based production company WAM Films. A second draft was written by Mark and Jay Duplass (“Baghead”).

Chabat, WAM Films prexy Stephanie Danan and Raddon will produce “The Dubber.”

WAM Films has a first-look deal with Focus.

Chabat, a star in his native Gaul, recently starred as Napoleon in “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.”

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