Gerard Depardieu will star in helmer Jean Becker's "La Tete en friche."
Gallic actor Romain Duris has been cast to play a powerful but twisted attorney in EuropaCorp's next French-language pic, "L'Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie" (The Man Who Wanted to Live His Life).
Greek drama "Dogtooth" has been picked up by New York-based Kino Intl. for U.S. distribution.
Gallic shingle Java Films' "Babies Made in India" topped the list of most-watched docus at the 15th TV France Intl. Rendez-Vous, which wrapped Thursday in Biarritz.
Venice competition title "Lourdes" has been acquired by New York-based Palisades Tartan for U.S. distribution.
If this year's Biarritz Rendez-Vous had a buzz word, it was 'tough.'
Franco-German pubcaster and MVC, Docside and Indigenes to produce four-part docu-drama series.
France's big indies are forging new strategies as the international distribution market constricts.
French TV fiction sales and presales hit $61 million in 2008, the highest figure since 2000.
New York-based distrib company Zeitgeist Films has nabbed North American rights to Belgium stop-motion toon "A Town Called Panic," helmed by Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%