15 pics to watch for at Tribeca

French films, thrillers and an Eliot Spitzer docu are on tap

Big-ticket acquisitions at the Tribeca Film Festival are few and far between, but here are 15 films being targeted, along with their sales reps:

“Beware the Gonzo”
A disgruntled teen journalist starts his own underground newspaper, creating havoc in his high school. Directed by scribe Bryan Goluboff (“The Basketball Diaries”). (Paradigm)

“The Chameleon”
A mysterious drifter claims he’s a Louisiana family’s long-missing son, while a skeptical FBI agent (Famke Janssen) sets out to prove he’s an imposter. (ICM)

“Gainsbourgh je t’aime … moi non plus”
A sexy unconventional Gallic biopic about the rise of the controversial chanteur. (Kinology)

“Meet Monica Velour”
Kim Cattrall stars as a former soft-core actress who befriends a nerdy teenager, and the two work together to gain custody of her only daughter. (The Film Sales Co.)

A Catskills police detective (Nick Stahl) returns to his hometown to investigate a juvenile homicide. From director Josh Sternfeld (“Winter Solstice”). (Cinetic)

Dana Adam Shapiro (“Murderball”) directs this mystery-thriller about a Brooklyn wedding photographer (Chris Messina) whose sideline surveillance work gets him into trouble. Co-starring Rashida Jones. (Submarine)

“My Brothers”
Shane Meadows’ scribe Paul Fraser’s debut follows three brothers who embark on a road trip to replace their dying father’s most prized possession. (Submarine)

“My Own Love Song”
From French director Olivier Dahan (“La vie en rose”), this comic drama stars Renee Zellweger and Forest Whitaker as an unlikely pair on a cross-country road trip to Memphis. (Kinology)

“Open House”
A psychological thriller about a crazy couple who move into a house and keep a young woman trapped inside the basement. (Stonebrook Entertainment)

“The Space Between”
Melissa Leo (“Frozen River”) stars as a flight attendant who forms a bond with a 10-year-old Pakistani-American boy traveling solo during 9/11. (WmE, Kevin Iwashina)

“Two Escobars”
From the director of “Favela Rising” (TFF ’05) comes this docu on the links between crime and sports, via two Columbians, soccer star Andres Escobar and drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. (ESPN Films)

“Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston”
This investigative documentary looks at the rise and fall of the legendary 1970s designer through archival footage and interviews with Liza Minnelli and Anjelica Huston, among others. (CAA)

“Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film”
Screening as a work in progress, this latest from Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) takes an in-depth look at the sex scandal that brought down the former New York governor. (A&E Indie Films)

“Vidal Sassoon: The Movie”
Docu about the life of the ’60s hairdressing guru. (Cinetic)

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