The thriller is loosely inspired by Jacques Maillot's 2008 "Les Liens du sang."
Thomas Langmann's La Petite Reine is developing French helmer Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist,"
Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard are attached to topline David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis."
French thesps Vincent Cassel and Jean Reno will star in "Fantomas," an adaptation of the French detective novels produced by Thomas Langmann's La Petite Reine.
Gallic director-actor Guillaume Canet ("Tell No One") and U.S. helmer James Gray ("Two Lovers") are teaming on a U.S.-set thriller that will mark Canet's English-language directorial debut.
After playing Coco Chanel in Anne Fontaine's biopic, Audrey Tautou will star in Claude Miller's next film, "Therese D.," an adaptation of Francois Mauriac's novel.
Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard are attached to topline David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel.
Melanie Thierry, Carole Bouquet and Andre Dussollier will star in vet helmer Andre Techine's "Unforgivable," based on Philippe Djian's novel.
Storms are brewing over Cannes, and not just on the beaches.
In 2009, an avalanche of Hollywood 3D tentpoles, including "Avatar" and "Ice Age 3," drove the French B.O. to an all-time record high with €1.2 billion ($1.8 billion) from some 200 million admissions.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.7M Cumulative:$167.1M Disney 36.50%
Rio 22Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$46.3M Fox 59.74%
Draft Day3Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$11.9M Lionsgate / Summit 43.09%