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Onteniente preps sequel to French smash

M'max searching for helmer, Everett may topline 'Jet Set' remake

PARIS — French director, writer and actor Fabien Onteniente is gearing up for a sequel to the comedy “Jet Set,” distributed by Bac, which has grossed $9.2 million in France in seven weeks. He said the new movie would be filmed in the second half of 2001.

Miramax has purchased both North American distribution and remake rights to the original “Jet Set.” Miramax is looking for a director for the remake, while actor Rupert Everett could get the lead role.

“Jet Set” has held its own in France over the summer in stiff competition with American blockbusters “Gladiator,” which has grossed $20 million after six weeks at the box office, and “Mission: Impossible 2” ($8.4 million in just one week). It is far ahead of “The Patriot” ($4.2 million in three weeks).

Onteniente, whose “Jet Set” takes its stars to Saint-Tropez, on the French Riviera, said the sequel could move to another hangout of the rich and famous, Ibiza in Spain. Cast of the original, including Ornella Mutti and Lambert Wilson, will return for the sequel.

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