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Roth, Deneuve don ‘D’Artagnan’

Modern 'Musketeers' helmed by Hyams

Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth, Stephen Rea and Nick Moran are lined up to join Mena Suvari and Justin Chambers in the action drama “D’Artagnan,” to be directed by Peter Hyams (“End of Days”).

German production fund Apollo Media is coming on board the Diamant/Cohen production as a co-production partner with Apollo’s Frank Hubner and Jan Fantl, who are set to exec and co-produce the pic, respectively.

Other companies on board include Carousel in Luxembourg and D’Artagnan U.K.

A modern-day approach to the classic “Three Musketeers” story, pic will commence shooting Aug. 17; it will lense on location in Belgium, France and Luxembourg.

Behaviour Worldwide is handling sales on the film, which has been sold to 18 territories, including the U.K. (Helkon), Spain (TriPictures) and Japan (Nippon Herald).

Apollo is also involved in Bruce Beresford’s “Alma — Bride of the Wind” and is in final talks to co-produce “Amerikana” along with Lars von Trier and Germany’s Gemini. Apollo is also currently making Alan Rudolph’s “Investigating Sex.”

Deneuve is repped by UTA and Paris-based Artmedia, Moran by UTA and Roth by Ilene Feldman at IFA Talent Agency; Rea is managed by Industry Entertainment.

(Charles Lyons contributed to this report).

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