MK2 Acquires Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu’s ‘Mrs. Hyde’

MK2 Acquires Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu's

In the run up to the UniFrance Rendez-Vous in Paris, MK2 has acquired international sales rights to Serge Bozon’s “Mrs. Hyde,” a black comedy starring Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu and Romain Duris.

“Mrs. Hyde” marks Bozon’s follow-up to “Tip Top,” the critically-acclaimed comedy with Huppert which world premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and earned a special mention.

Produced by David Thion’s Les Films Pelléas, the project is freely inspired by Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Huppert stars as a timid physics teacher despised by her pupils and colleagues in a suburban high school. But after getting struck by lightning, she wakes up with powerful and dangerous new capabilities.

“We are thrilled to represent this extraordinary new voice in French cinema that Serge Bozon has embodied since he began making films. We anticipate that with this adaptation of a world renowned story and simply the best possible French actors he will be able to spread his disruptive black humor further afield,” said MK2.

Huppert and Depardieu, two of France’s most iconic French thesps, last co-starred in Guillaume Nicloux’s “Valley of Love,” a critical success which competed at Cannes.

Budgeted at 4 million Euros, “Mrs. Hyde” will shoot next fall for an expected delivery in 2017. Haut et Court will release in France.

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 Film News from Variety