Stars, Gaumont get with $15 mil ‘Lucy’

Sherman helms Pomerance pic about Mr. Right

Monica Potter, Henry Thomas, John Hannah and Anthony LaPaglia will star in the romantic comedy “I’m With Lucy,” which will be wholly backed by Gaumont to the tune of $15 million. Produced by Fabien Liron’s Fabulous Films and Tim Perell’s Process, pic is set begin production April 16.

Written by tyro scribe Eric Pomerance and directed by Jon Sherman (“Breathing Room”), “Lucy” follows the life of a late-twentysomething gal recently dumped by a man she had believed was her perfect mate. She then hurls herself into a disastrous series of blind dates only to learn that Mr. Perfect is not always right and Mr. Right is not always perfect.

Amy Kaufman (“Serendipity”) will serve as executive producer on the project, which will lense in New York and Florida.

Potter (“Patch Adams”) will be seen in the upcoming “Along Came a Spider.” Thomas (“All the Pretty Horses”) recently wrapped “Gangs of New York.” Hannah (“Sliding Doors”) stars in the upcoming “The Mummy Returns,” and LaPaglia can currently be seen in “Company Man.”

First-look deal

Fabulous holds a first-look deal with Gaumont for development, production, and co-production of English-language films. Liron and Gaumont previously developed and produced the comedy “Me Myself I.”

The just-launched Process was founded by Perell, a former partner and co-founder of Eureka Pictures. The Gotham-based Process is in post with its first project, Bart Freundlich’s “World Traveler,” starring Julianne Moore and Billy Crudup.

At Eureka, Perell executive produced Joel Hopkins’ “Jump Tomorrow,” which premiered at the this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released by IFC Films in the spring.

Prior to that, he produced “The Opportunists,” which starred Christopher Walken and Cyndi Lauper, and was executive produced by Jonathan Demme, as well as Freundlich’s “The Myth of Fingerprints,” starring Moore and Noah Wyle.

Sherman and Perell previously teamed on “Breathing Room.” Kaufman also produced “Forever Mine” and “Lulu on the Bridge.”