In the run up to the UniFrance Rendez-Vous in Paris, MK2 has acquired international sales rights to Serge Bozon’s “Mrs. Hyde,” a black comedy starring Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu and Romain Duris.
“Mrs. Hyde” marks Bozon’s follow-up to “Tip Top,” the critically-acclaimed comedy with Huppert which world premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and earned a special mention.
Produced by David Thion’s Les Films Pelléas, the project is freely inspired by Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Huppert stars as a timid physics teacher despised by her pupils and colleagues in a suburban high school. But after getting struck by lightning, she wakes up with powerful and dangerous new capabilities.
“We are thrilled to represent this extraordinary new voice in French cinema that Serge Bozon has embodied since he began making films. We anticipate that with this adaptation of a world renowned story and simply the best possible French actors he will be able to spread his disruptive black humor further afield,” said MK2.
Huppert and Depardieu, two of France’s most iconic French thesps, last co-starred in Guillaume Nicloux’s “Valley of Love,” a critical success which competed at Cannes.
Budgeted at 4 million Euros, “Mrs. Hyde” will shoot next fall for an expected delivery in 2017. Haut et Court will release in France.