Music Box to play Michell’s ‘Le Weekend’

Film stars Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum

LONDON — U.S. distrib Music Box Films has picked up domestic rights to Roger Michell’s “Le Weekend” from Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar’s Embankment Films.

The film, about a couple who visit Paris to revitalize their marriage and meet an old friend who gives them a new view of life and love, stars Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum.

Embankment has already sold the title, which is in post, in 20 territories, including to Artificial Eye for Blighty, Prokino for Germany, Transmission for Australia and Lucky Red for Italy.

The film reteams Michell with scribe Hanif Kureishi and producer Kevin Loader, who worked together on features “Venus” and “The Mother,” as well as skein “The Buddha of Suburbia.”

It was produced by Michell and Loader’s Free Range Films banner in association with Le Bureau for Curzon Film Rights, Film4 and the BFI Film Fund.

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