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MacKinnon to cook ‘Goose for Arclight

WWII pic adaptation penned by 'Sahara's' Hart

“Hideous Kinky” helmer Gillies MacKinnon will direct “The Snow Goose,” starring Olivier Martinez, Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly and Jenny Agutter.

Set in England during the early years of World War II, “The Snow Goose” is the tale of an emotionally and physically scarred outsider, his friendship with a young woman and the injured snow goose that brings them together.

James V. Hart (“Sahara”) adapted the screenplay from Paul Gallico’s novel.

Arclight Films handles international sales on the pic, budgeted at $20 million. Pic will shoot in Belgium, the United Kingdom and France.

The film is produced by Ashley and Robert Sidaway with AT Prods.’ Arnault de Battice and GMT Prods.’ Jean-Pierre Guerin. Claude Léger and Jonathan Vanger are executive producers.

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