Cannes: IFC Films in Negotiations to Acquire Josh Charles Starrer ‘Bird People’ (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris.

Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the official selection — and is currently negotiating the sale to the U.S..

The story, set almost exclusively inside the Hilton hotel near Charles de Gaulle Airport, is what Variety critic Peter Debruge called “an unlikely Cinderella story around its magical midway point.”

Ferran, who won Cannes’ Camera d’Or for her 1994 debut, “Petits arrangements avec les morts,”  penned the screenplay of “Bird People” with Guillaume Breaud.

Pic is produced by Denis Freyd at Archipel 35, the well-established co-production company of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Two Days, One Night,” which played in competition.

The international cast of “Bird People” is completed by Anais Demoustier, Roschdy Zem, Camelia Jordana, Geoffrey Cantor, Clark Johnson, Taklyt Vongdara, Radha Mitchell and Mathieu Amalric.

Diaphana will release the film in France on June 4.

Earlier in the festival, IFC secured the U.S. rights to “Salvation,” Kristian Levring’s Western starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

More Film

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris. Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris. Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris. Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris. Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris. Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris. Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the […]

  • Hannah Marks Liana Liberato

    Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato to Star in High School Comedy 'Banana Split'

    PARIS– IFC Films is in advanced negotiations to acquire the rights to “Bird People,” Pascale Ferran’s Un Certain Regard player  that stars “The Good Wife’s” Josh Charles as an American business traveler with a 24-hour delay in Paris. Paris-based Films Distribution handles international sales on the film – one of the arthouse standouts of the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content