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Diane Kruger to star in Me Myself and Mum

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- The German actress and Guillaume Gallienne are to star in the latter's first feature film as a director, as he adapts his successful play to the big screen.

Diane Kruger to star in Me Myself and Mum

How can you possibly become a man when your mother and everybody else around you have decided otherwise? This is exactly what Guillaume Gallienne explores in his first feature, Me Myself and Mum (Les garçons et Guillaume à table), for which shooting has been ongoing since July 2. The film's cast is to feature the director himself (noticed in Cannes for his supporting role in Confession of a Child of the Century [+see also:
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and out in cinemas next October in Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia), AndréMarcon (Rapt [+see also:
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), Françoise Fabian (Le prénom [+see also:
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), Nanou Garcia (Beau rivage [+see also:
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), and the German star Diane Kruger (Farewell, My Queen [+see also:
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).

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The director has adapted his play of the same name for the film's screenplay, which recounts Guillaume's tragicomic battle from the young age of eight, as he adopts the role of a girl then of a homosexual... until, aged 30, he meets the woman who, after his mother, will become the other woman in his life. Beyond this story of a heterosexual coming-out, the film tells the tale of an actor who, from the French bourgeoisie to the stage, never stopped loving women, maybe even a little too much…

Produced by Cyril Colbeau-Justin and Jean-Baptiste Dupont for LGM Films (read more) and by Edouard Weil and Alice Girard for Rectangle Productions (read more), Me Myself and Mum is co-produced by Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma, Don't be shy Productions (the director's production company), and the Belgians from Umedia. The film has been pre-acquired by Canal+ and Ciné+, and has also been supported by Sofica Banque Postale Image and Cinémage. The film's forty days of shooting will be held almost entirely in and around Paris (38 days), with two extra days in Spain. Gaumont, who launched the project at the last Cannes Film Market, will handle the film's distribution in France as well as its international sales.

(Translated from French)

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