Film Is Currently In Production
NEW YORK, NY (December 16, 2014) – Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to the UNTITLED JACQUES AUDIARD FILM. The film, to be directed by Audiard with a screenplay by Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré and Audiard, will be produced by Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat. The film is currently in production
The film centers on a Sri-Lankan Tamil warrior who flees his war-torn country and seeks asylum in France as a political refugee, posing as a husband and father to two fellow escapees. In the suburbs of Paris, he takes up a position as caretaker of a run-down housing block. His attempt to obtain a stable life is interrupted by the violent gang of the drug dealers that rules the derelict neighborhood. Unwillingly drawn into the conflict, the former soldier must make a difficult choice whether to take a violent path once more.
“Audiard is a master filmmaker who consistently delivers unforgettable characters within exquisite films that stay with us long after the final credits roll. We could not be more excited to be working with him on his latest and with our friends at Celluloid Dreams, Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch,” says Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dreams with Wild Bunch co-representing.
Jacques Audiard’s previous directorial efforts include RUST AND BONE, A PROPHET, THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED, READ MY LIPS, A SELF-MADE HERO and SEE HOW THEY FALL.
About SUNDANCE SELECTS
Established in 2009 and based in New York City, Sundance Selects is a leading U.S. distributor of prestige films focusing on American independents, documentaries and world cinema. Upcoming releases include the Dardenne Brothers’ TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT. Previous releases include David France’s Oscar nominated documentary HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE; Wim Wenders’ Oscar-nominated documentary PINA; Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS; Adam Leon’s GIMME THE LOOT; Abdellatif Kechiche’s award-winning BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, starring Adèle Exarchopoulos; Richard Rowley’s Oscar nominated DIRTY WARS; and John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s FINDING VIVIAN MAIER. Sundance Selects is a sister label to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.