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Fox takes international on Hyde Park ‘Shopgirl’

Schwartzman joins Danes in Martin adaptation

Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the majority of international territories on Steve Martin’s “Shopgirl” from Hyde Park Entertainment.

Jason Schwartzman has also inked to star in the pic opposite Martin and Claire Danes for helmer Anand Tucker. Shooting starts Oct. 13.

Adapted by Martin from his novella, “Shopgirl” centers on a girl who sells gloves and other accessories at Neiman Marcus. Feeling useless in her job and unfulfilled by a romantic relationship, she is bowled over when a rich, divorced older man (Martin) enters her life.

Pic was financed by Hyde Park Entertainment; Ashok Amritraj closed the deal with Fox’s senior VP of acquisitions Tony Safford. Disney’s Touchstone Pictures will release pic domestically.

Amritraj, Martin and Hyde Park Entertainment prexy Jon Jashni will share producing credits on pic.

Fox deal excludes South Africa, the Middle East, Turkey and Israel, where Epsilon will release pic under its ongoing distribution deal.