You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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.”

More Film

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    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 […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

    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 […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    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 […]

  • Detective Pikachu

    Film News Roundup: Live-Action 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release

    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 […]

  • Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in

    Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

    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 […]

  • SPENCER LOCKE as Melissa Rainier in

    CineAsia: Sony Applies Haptic Technology to 'Insidious: The Last Key' (EXCLUSIVE)

    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 […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to Dominant Social Media Buzz

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content