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Gad Elmaleh feeling ‘Capital’

French thesp joins Gabriel Byrne in political thriller

Coming off roles in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin” and the Adam Sandler comedy “Jack and Jill,” French thesp Gad Elmaleh is set to join Gabriel Byrne in Costa Gavras’ new movie “Capital,” a political thriller based on Stephane Osmont’s novel “Le Capital.”

Gavras co-wrote the script with Karim Boukercha and Jean-Claude Grunberg, and Michèle Ray-Gavras will produce for KG Prods.

A scathing look at international finance, story follows Marc Tourneuil (Elmaleh), the new head of Europe’s biggest investment bank, who desperately clings to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out.

Belgian thesp Natacha Regnier co-stars alongside Hyppolyte Girardot, Lyia Kebede and Bernard Lecop.

Production is currently under way in Miami, and the pic will also shoot in New York, Paris and London. Mars Distribution will handle its French release, while international sales are still under negotiation.

One of Gaul’s biggest comedic stars, Elmaleh has hosted the Cesar Awards three times, though he is best known to American auds for his roles in the hit foreign films “Priceless” and “The Valet.” Once Elmaleh wraps “Capital,” he’ll segue to Michel Gondry’s “The Foam of the Days,” which also stars Audrey Tautou, Lea Seydoux, Romain Duris and Jamel Debbouze. Thesp will next be seen in Olivier Dahan’s French comedy “Les Seigneurs” and the romantic comedy “Un Bonheur N’arrive Jamais Seul,” which co-stars Sophie Marceau.

Elmaleh is repped by WME and Thruline Entertainment.

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