Music Box takes Le Weekend, Dada goes gaga for Mental
Music Box will distribute Roger Michell’s Le Weekend, while MJ Peckos and Steven Raphael’s Dada Films has picked up Toni Collette’s reunion with her Muriel’s Wedding director PJ Hogan.
Music Box Films plans a summer release for Michell’s upcoming drama Le Weekend after negotiating the US deal with Embankment Films.
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The screenplay is based on Hanif Kureishi’s screenplay from his novel about a couple who return to Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an effort to breathe new life into their marriage.
Jim Broadbent [pictured], Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum star. Production wrapped recently in Paris.
Dada Films plans a day-and-date theatrical and VoD release on Mar 29 for Mental and acquired rights shortly after the film’s North American premiere at the Palm Spring International Film Festival earlier in the month.
The Zucker Productions film centres on an eccentric hitchhiker played by Collette who is hired to care for a family of girls with an undiagnosed neurotic mental illness.
Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse produced and the cast includes Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman and Sam Clark.