Techine drama is based on Philippe Djian's novel
Melanie Thierry, Carole Bouquet and Andre Dussollier will star in vet helmer Andre Techine’s “Unforgivable,” based on Philippe Djian’s novel.“Unforgivable,” which is its working title, follows a successful writer in his 60s who struggles to carry on with his life after the death of his wife and daughter in a car accident. Pic is produced by Said Ben Said’s Paris-based SBS and repped by TF1 Intl., which will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes. The 10-week shoot kicks off this week in Venice. UGC Distribution will handle the French theatrical release. Pic is Techine’s follow up to Catherine Deneuve starrer “The Girl on the Train.” Thierry, who picked up a Cesar nod for her breakthrough perf in “One for the Road,” stars in helmer Bertrand Tavernier’s Cannes competition title “La Princesse de Montpensier.” TF1 Intl. also handles international sales on Philippe Claudel’s “Silence of Love,” his follow-up to helming debut, “I’ve Loved You So Long.” The Strasbourg-set shoot will start June 7. “Silence of Love” is produced by UGC YM’s Yves Marmion, while UGC handles the French distrib. Other notable titles on TF1 Intl.’s Cannes slate includes Jacques Gamblin starrer “The Names of Love,” a romantic comedy that opens Critics’ Week, and Un Certain Regard screener “Lights Out,” a thriller directed by Fabrice Gobert and produced by “Persepolis” duo Marc-Antoine Robert and Xavier Rigault.