Riccardo Scamarcio, Marina Fois, Karin Viard and Joey Starr will topline thesp-helmer Maiwenn Le Besco’s social satire “Polisse.”
Pic is produced by Alain Attal, who’s behind Radu Mihaileanu’s “The Concert.”
Le Besco, who’s also known just as Maiwenn, plays a journalist working on a story about the lives of cops assigned to a Paris juvenile division. She starts an affair with a tough, loud-mouthed officer (Starr), who’s the opposite of her husband, a wealthy but boring man (Scamarcio).
The $7 million pic has been been pre-bought by Canal Plus and Cine Cinema. Mars Distribution handles the French theatrical release while Gregoire Melin’s Kinology (“Heart-breaker,” “Cosmopolis”) has picked up international sales rights.
Attal is also developing thesp-turned-helmer Gilles Lellouche’s second film, “D Day” (Le jour J), which is co-penned by Lellouche and “A Prophet” scribe Thomas Bidegain.
The offbeat comedy centers on a bunch of hardworking thirtysomethings who are tired of being broke and decide to rob a bank. “It’s a mix of Woody Allen and the Coen brothers humor,’ said Attal.
Script’s first draft will be completed by September.
In addition, Attal’s Les Productions de Tresor is developing Romain Levy’s first directorial effort, road movie “Radio Star.”
The laffer turns on the clash in cultures when Parisian radio hosts working at a station go on a bus tour of rural France to boost declining audience figures.
At Cannes Productions du Tresor is launching Nicole Garcia’s “View of Love” and Guillaume Canet’s “Little White Lies,” both repped by EuropaCorp, which is showing a promo reel of “Lies” and the first images of “Love” at the fest.