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Jean-Pierre Jeunet picks up 2 projects

Nabs film rights to Reif Larsen debut 'Selected Works of T.S. Spivet'; 'Red Leaves by Thomas Cook

“Amelie” helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet is lining up his next couple of projects, picking up film rights to Reif Larsen’s debut novel “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet” as well as “Red Leaves” by Thomas H. Cook.

Jeunet is currently writing the “Spivet” adaptation with his “Amelie” and “A Very Long Engagement” co-scribe Guillaume Laurant.

Jeunet is eyeing both as directing vehicles, and sources say “Spivet,” an English-language pic, is likely to be his next task.

Jeunet’s Paris-based outfit Tapioca Films would produce “Red Leaves” with American producer Eric Bromberg, who, along with Channing Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin, most recently sold “Pan” to Sony with Tatum attached to star.

“Spivet” tells the story of a 12-year-old cartographer’s cross-country adventure from Montana to the Smithsonian Museum. Project fits into Jeunet’s body of work as it explores the imaginative mind of a child, mixing realism and fantasy.

“Red Leaves” centers around the crumbling life of a father of a 15-year old boy accused of kidnapping an 8-year old.

Jeunet most recently helmed and co-produce Dany Boon starrer “Micmacs,” which was distribbed in Gaul by Warner Bros Entertainment France. Sony Pictures Classics distribbed the pic Stateside.

The Gallic helmer’s last English-language directorial effort dates back to 1997’s “Alien: Resurrection.”

Jeunet is repped by ICM in the U.S. and Artmedia in France.

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