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'Overboard' pair Eugenio Derbez and Rob Greenberg reunite for 'The Valet' remake

Derbez will produce, Greenberg will write and Bob Fisher will direct the remake of the French comedy.

Eugenio Derbez is reuniting with the writer and director of recent box office success Overboard on a remake of French comedy The Valet (La doublure) for Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films.

Overboard writer Rob Greenberg and director Bob Fisher will jointly write and direct the remake, with Derbez and Ben Odell producing through their 3Pas Studios.

The original French comedy was written and directed by Francis Veber and grossed nearly $30m worldwide in 2006. It tells the story of a parking valet who pretends to
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‘Overboard’ Team Will Remake French Comedy ‘The Valet’ With Eugenio Derbez At Pantelion

‘Overboard’ Team Will Remake French Comedy ‘The Valet’ With Eugenio Derbez At Pantelion
Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher, the writing duo behind Eugenio Derbez’s biggest film opening ever Overboard have been hired to write and direct a remake of the French comedy The Valet for Pantelion. Greenberg also directed Overboard which opened to $14.7M and has amassed $42M worldwide since releasing into theaters earlier this month. Derbez will star and produce with producing partner Ben Odell through their 3Pas Studios banner.

Overboard launched to Pantelion’s biggest opening weekend ever and the biggest opening for any comedy in any language in Mexico as well this past weekend.

The announcement of The Valet comes on the heels of 3Pas’ deal with Lionsgate to develop television series for Lionsgate’s Television Group and streaming platforms.

La doublure (translates to The Valet) is the remake of the 2006 French comedy from Francis Veber which is about a parking valet who is enlisted to become the beard
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Eugenio Derbez Reteaming With 'Overboard' Writer, Director for 'The Valet'

Eugenio Derbez Reteaming With 'Overboard' Writer, Director for 'The Valet'
Eugenio Derbez has tapped his Overboard team for his next project — a remake of the French comedy The Valet.

Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher will write and direct the feature for Pantelion Films, where Derbez has a first-look deal. Derbez will star as well as produce with Ben Odell through their 3Pas Studios banner.

The Valet will tell the story of a parking attendant who is enlisted to pretend to be the lover of a famous fashion model in order to deflect attention from her relationship with a married businessman.

"The Valet is about a hard-working Latinx person ...
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Casting Net: Julia Roberts joins 'The Secret in Their Eyes' remake

Casting Net: Julia Roberts joins 'The Secret in Their Eyes' remake
Julia Roberts has joined fellow Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and 12 Years A Slave nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the remake of the 2009 Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes. The original feature won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 2010. Billy Ray, who wrote the screenplay for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips, will write and direct the story about a former Mi-5 agent (Ejiofor) on a joint task force with the FBI, who thinks he’s finally found the man who murdered the daughter of his former partner and friend (Roberts). [Deadline]

Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette will star in the relationship drama Miss You Already.
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Mood Indigo New Clip And NY Q&As With Director Michel Gondry & Audrey Tautou

Courtesy of Drafthouse Films

Check out Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris & Omar Sy in a new clip from director Michel Gondry’s fantasy/romance Mood Indigo - opening in select theaters tomorrow.

If you’re in New York, make sure to catch Audrey & Michel at the Landmark Sunshine tonight, tomorrow & Saturday for exclusive Q&As.

Mood Indigo Clip Honeymoon from We Are Movie Geeks on Vimeo.

Director Michel Gondry will appear in person on Thursday, July 17 for a Q&A after the 7:30pm show.

He will also appear with actress Audrey Tautou on Friday, July 18 for Q&As after the 5:00pm and 7:15pm shows and to introduce the 9:30pm show. On Saturday, July 19, Michel Gondry will appear in person for Q&As after the 4:00pm and 6:00pm shows.

In her review, Amy Nicholson (La Weekly) writes the film is, “bitter candy, a heartbreaker that uses sugar as a trap.
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Mood Indigo Clip Has Romain Duris Meeting Audrey Tautou Pre Flower In Lungs

Michel Gondry is something of an enigma in the film world, and one who reportedly found himself in an uncomfortable position during and after The Green Hornet. His latest, Mood Indigo, is hitting in limited release on July 18th, and its the film to see this summer, if you get the chance.

Returning to the wonder of his beginnings (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and taking a lot of notes from the past thirty years of French cinema, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (and, borrows his favorite leading lady), Gondry’s lastest looks like it could easily be one of the year’s best.

Check out the new clip below, which expands on their meeting, which is hinted at in the trailer above.

Courtesy of Drafthouse Films.

Mood Indigo Clip – Colin meets Chloé

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation
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New Images from Michael Gondry's Mood Indigo Starring Audrey Tautou

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend's party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou) and, before they...
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New Mood Indigo Trailer Features Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris And Omar Sy

Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris & Omar Sy star in the new trailer from director Michel Gondry’s upcoming love story Mood Indigo - opening in select theaters July 18.

Vive l’amour… Sigh.

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped).

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself.

He soon meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou) and,
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Charming Trailer for Michel Gondry‘s Mood Indigo with Audrey Tatou

Drafthouse Films has released the Us trailer for director Michel Gondry's new film, Mood Indigo. I really enjoy Gondry's work, and he's made some fantastic films in his career such as Be Kind Rewind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet, and The Science of Sleep. He has a very unique and quirky style to the movies he makes, and Mood Indigo looks incredibly delightful. The film is a love story based on Boris Vian's novel, and it stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, and Omar Sy. Here's the synopsis:

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail
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New Poster For Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo

Our friends at Drafthouse Films are getting ready for the limited theatrical release of Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo on July 18. There is a new poster and trailer to share with you. They give you a glimpse into that wondrous creativity that Gondry has been known for. After taking a look at the poster, you can head on over to the Apple Trailers page for Mood Indigo and watch the trailer there. Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Romain Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new...

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First Poster For Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo – Stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris And Omar Sy

Have you seen the new poster from director Michel Gondry‘s fantasy/romance Mood Indigo with Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou & Omar Sy.

Our friends over at Indiewire have debuted the poster today.

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from french novelist Boris Vian’s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped.)

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables).

When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloé (Audrey Tautou) and,
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Essential Jacques Demy

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 22, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $124.95

Studio: Criterion

French director Jacques Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the Sixties, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema. He stood out from the crowd of his fellow New Wavers, however, by filtering his self-conscious formalism through deeply emotional storytelling. Fate and coincidence, doomed love, and storybook romance surface throughout his films, many of which are further united by the intersecting lives of characters who either appear or are referenced across titles.

Six of Demy’s films are collected in The Essential Jacques Demy. Ranging from musical to melodrama to fantasia, all are triumphs of visual and sound design, camera work, and music, and they are galvanized by the great stars of French cinema at their centers, including Anouk Aimée (8 1/2), Catherine Deneuve (Belle de Jour), and Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim).

The six works here, made
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French Actor-Director Danny Boon Gears Up Hollywood Debut

If you.re a Francophile or just an avid fan of French comedies, you probably know the works of Dany Boon. The celebrated comedian who starred in such sidesplitting movies as The Valet, My Best Friend and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.s Micmacs became a cheered director back in 2008 with the release of Welcome to the Sticks (or Bienvenue Chez Les Ch.tis as it.s known in France). The comedy he co-wrote, helmed, and fronted proved a big hit with critics and audiences in his native land, and even drew the notice of Will Smith, who pondered an American remake. Now, Boon.s looking to follow these achievements with a big breakthrough in America. Deadline reports Boon has recently moved to Los Angeles, and will make his Hollywood debut with The Ambassadors from the Fox-supported production company Invention Films. An ensemble comedy penned by Tripper Clancy, The Ambassadors will focus on
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DVD Release: Shut Up!

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012

Price: DVD $24.95

Studio: Hen’s Tooth

Gerard Depardieu and Jean Reno are on the lam in Shut Up!

Jean Reno (Margaret) and Gerard Depardieu (Potiche) star in the 2003 French caper movie Shut Up!.

In the comedy, Quentin (Depardieu) is an amiable idiot who drives everyone crazy with his mindless, incessant chatter. After a botched hold-up, he’s thrown in a prison cell with Ruby (Reno), a hard-boiled thief who refuses to speak at all.

After the unlikely pair escape from jail together, Ruby is unable to shake the cumbersome but oddly helpful Quentin. But Quentin might be just the kind of person that Ruby needs when he finds himself pursued by his former gang and the police, both hoping to lay their hands on the 20 million Euros he has secretly stashed away.

Written and directed by Francis Veber (The Dinner Game), Shut Up! (or Tais-toi!
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Unofficial Title Sequence for ‘The Adventures of Tintin’

Tintin fans are getting excited for the animated movie “The Adventures of Tintin.” James Curran of SlimJim Studios created an unofficial title sequence for the film. He used elements featured from each of the 24 Tintin books. The music is composed by Ray Parker and Tom Szczesniak. Even one of Tintin’s writers took notice. “So @slimjimstudios does unofficial #Tintin titles vimeo.com/30402976, Spielberg sees ‘em, give him invite to prem & job on next movie…” tweeted Edgar Wright over the weekend. Well, Curran certainly gained a fan. The story is about Tintin, an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. The animation voice cast includes Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Jumper”), Andy Serkis (“The Lord of the Rings” “The Prestige”), Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale,” “Munich”), Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), Nick Frost (“Paul,” “Pirate Radio”), Gad Elmaleh (“Priceless,
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New ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ Trailer

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures released the second full trailer for “The Adventures of Tintin” on Apple iTunes. The story is about Tintin, an intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure. The animation voice cast includes Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Jumper”), Andy Serkis (“The Lord of the Rings” “The Prestige”), Daniel Craig (“Casino Royale,” “Munich”), Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz”), Nick Frost (“Paul,” “Pirate Radio”), Gad Elmaleh (“Priceless,” “The Valet”), Toby Jones (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “The Mist”) and Mackenzie Crook (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Finding Neverland”). “The Adventures of Tintin” is directed by Steven Spielberg (“Schindler’s List”) and with Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings”) as a producer. The screenplay is written by Steven Moffat (“Sherlock,” “Doctor Who”), Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block,
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French comics won't travel far to Allen's 'Paris'

French comedians Gad Elmaleh and Manu Payet have joined the cast of Woody Allen.s romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris."According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is currently shooting on location in Paris.The all-star cast includes Adrien Brody, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Elsa Pataky, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.The film focuses on a family traveling to Paris for business, including a young engaged couple whose lives are changed throughout the journey.Elmaleh recently starred in Francis Veber's "The Valet," opposite Audrey Tautou in "Priceless" and Roselyne Bosch's Holocaust drama "The Round-Up" opposite Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent. Payet recently starred in Elmaleh's film "Coco."
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Casting: Moneyball, Guns, Paris, Bobby

Moneyball

"Parks and Recreation" star Chris Pratt has joined the cast of Bennett Miller's baseball-themed "Moneyball" which begins shooting next week in Los Angeles says Risky Biz.

Pratt plays Scott Hatteberg, the late 90's backup catcher for the Red Sox whose career was stalled by elbow surgery.

Guns, Girls and Gambling

Chris Kattan ("Undercover Brother") and Helena Mattsson ("Surrogates") have joined the cast of Michael Winnick's indie crime thriller "Guns, Girls and Gambling" for Freefall Films reports Heat Vision.

The story involves the race for a priceless Hopi warrior mask stolen during a poker game at an Indian casino. Christian Slater, Gary Oldman, Dane Cook and Megan Park also star.

Kattan plays Gay Elvis, one of a slew of Presley impersonators. Mattsson will play a tall, blond female assassin.

Midnight in Paris

French comedians Gad Elmaleh ("The Valet," "Priceless") and Manu Payet ("Coco") have joined the cast of
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Jocelyn Quivrin

Jocelyn Quivrin, Bénabar in Incognito Jocelyn Quivrin, the French Academy’s César winner for most promising newcomer in 2008, died after losing control of his sports car while driving in a tunnel just outside of Paris on Sunday (Nov. 15) night. Quivrin was 30. Quivrin’s off-screen companion was actress Alice Taglioni, best known for playing a top model in Francis Veber’s comedy The Valet. The couple had a child in March. According to reports, Taglioni was driving in front of Quivrin on Sunday night; she called the police when the actor didn’t arrive home. Quivrin (born on Feb. 14, 1979) began his show-business career at the age of 10, appearing in the television series Les compagnons de [...]
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Birthday Suits: Abba Alert!

Celebrating cinema-related birthdays of the day. Is November 15th your special day?

1879 Lewis Stone star of the only lost Oscar Best Picture nominee, The Patriot (1928). No, you'll never see 100% of the Best Picture or Best Actor nominees. Not even if you try

1932 Petula Clarke singer/actress

1937 Yaphett Kotto actor

1945 Anna Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, my favorite member of Abba. I love her so much I'm letting her wear a jumpsuit instead of the traditional suits favored in these posts. Abba's flamboyant fashion sense could never be contained! [see also Abba: The Movie recap]

1951 Beverly D'Angelo actress

1957 Ray McKinnon actor, best known for Deadwood on HBO. He's currently in movie theaters doing fine work in That Evening Sun. And, surprise, he's actually an Oscar winner already having won the Best Live Action Short Film category in for his directorial debut The Accountant (2001)

1972 Jonny Lee Miller, actor, Trainspotter, Angelina survivor, Friend of Jude, visionary lawyer.

1976 Virginie Ledoyen French actress
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