Fledgling European division sets up projects
producer Carole Polakoff, centers around two working-class kids who go on a road trip to France to find Brigitte Bardot. n Optimum and Film4 are backing “Lonely Werewolf Girl,” budgeted at $15 million, which Warp Europe is producing with Mark and Cerise Larkin through Los Angeles-based Untold Pictures. Joe Ahearne is penning the script based on the tome by Martin Millar. n Warp Europe is also dipping into animation with $6 million toon “Ugly But I Like You,” backed by Film4, in which Death, repped by an ugly young girl, goes on strike until someone tells her they love her. Marie Amachoukeli penned the script. Brit artists the Chapman Bros. have developed a spec for a feature through the shingle: “The Organ Grinder’s Monkey” stars Rhys Ifans as a wannabe artist whose talents are outshone by the paintings of a talking chimpanzee. Daniel Craig, Kevin Spacey and Rosamund Pike co-star. “We’ve established a good position in making cheeky British movies for British and international audiences,” said Warp Europe topper Peter Carlton. “Now we’re eyeing bigger films while keeping that same, slightly risque approach.”
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