“This is an epic crime saga with compelling characters and original storytelling,” said Moritz, who will produce via his Original Film banner. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to make an English language version of the film and I am grateful to have the trust of Jacques Audiard and his producers.”
“We think ‘A Prophet’ will translate perfectly for English-speaking audiences,” Minghella said.
“A Prophet” tells the story of a imprisoned young man’s rise after being mentored by an powerful crime boss. The film premiered in 2009 at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won raves along with the fest’s Grand Jury Prize.
The film, which Sony Pictures Classics distributed Stateside, made $2 million domestically and grossed nearly $16 million overseas (of which France alone contributed $10 million).