Gaumont Books Fontaine’s ‘Bovary’ Update

Anne Fontaine
Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images

Gaumont is re-teaming with French helmer Anne Fontaine on “Gemma Bovery”.  The bigscreen adaptation of the eponymous comicbook, pic toplines star Gemma Arterton and Gallic thesp Fabrice Luchini.

A contempo twist on Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary,” Fontaine’s pic turns on the unlikely romance between an ex-Parisian hipster (Luchini) living in Normandy and an attractive British woman (Arterton) who has moved into a small farm nearby with her husband.

Philippe Carcassone at Cine@ and Matthieu Tarot at Albertine are producing along with Gaumont, which is also handling international and French distribution. Ruby Films has UK distribution rights.

Gaumont saw success with Fontaine’s previous pic, “Two Mothers”. Gaumont’s €17 million “Turning Tide,” Christophe Offenstein, is set to sail to key international territories. Sailing drama stars Guillaume Canet and Francois Cluzet. Gaumont — the pic’s producer, distributor and seller — has inked pre-sales pacts after showing a promo to Cannes market buyers, including Canada (Metropole), Italy (Lucky Red), Australia (Vendetta), South Korea (Barunson), Hong Kong (Edko), Israel (Nachshon), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania), Turkey (Calinos) and Lusomondo (Portugal).

Gaumont is producing with Les Films du Cap. Spain’s A Contracorriente and Belgium’s Belga are co-producing. A Contracorriente will distribute in Spain, Belga will distribute in Belgium.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety