SND launches pre-sales of Yves Saint-Laurent
by Fabien Lemercier
- Directed by Jalil Lespert, the future biopic about the famous fashion-designer is competing with another project to be directed by Bertrand Bonello
After Coco Chanel in 2009 and La guerre des boutons in 2011, a new subject lies at the heart of a fratricidal war within the French cinema industry: two projects about the life of the renowned French designer Yves Saint-Laurent (photo). Following the announcement in Cannes of Bertrand Bonello's Saint-Laurent (produced by Mandarin Cinéma and sold by Films Distribution) with Gaspard Ulliel in the title role, the French international sales company SND will be launching pre-sales of Yves Saint-Laurent by Jalil Lespert (24 mesures [+see also:
film profile], Headwinds [+see also:
film profile]) at the European Film Market of the 63rd Berlinale (February 7th to 17th, 2013). As in the case of its rival, filming of the movie will begin before the summer. With a screenplay written by the director and Marie-Pierre Huster, the project, piloted by WY Productions, will feature Pierre Niney (nominated for the César 2013 for Best Male Newcomer Comme des frères [+see also:
film profile]), Guillaume Gallienne, German actor Moritz Bleibtreu and Charlotte Le Bon.
SND’s line-up also includes Nicolas Birkenstock's first feature film, in post-production, Picking Up The Pieces (article) with Philippe Torreton and Lola Dueñas.
In Berlin, Lionel Uzan’s team will also pre-sell two animated films currently in production: Aunt Hilda (news) from the Benoît Chieux – Jacques-Rémy Girerd duo (Raining Cats and Dogs, Mia et le Migou [+see also:
film profile]) and My Mommy Is In America and She Met Buffalo Bill by Marc Boreal.
A final word on promo-reels for two titles in post-production: Julien Leclercq's thriller The Informant (with Gilles Lellouche, Tahar Rahim and Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio), and the comedy Love Punch by Joel Hopkins (with Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson). At the EFM, SND will also show 10 animatic minutes from the animated 3D project Asterix: The Land of Gods by the Alexandre Astier – Lionel Clichy duo and continue its pre-sales of the horror thriller in pre-production Among the Living (news) by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.
(Translated from French)
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