Highmore meets Bardot
Carol Polakoff’s production slate also includes Eran Riklis project.
Carol Polakoff [pictured] and her production partners are in discussions with Freddie Highmore to star in UK-French co-production Waiting For Bardot, based on the
novel by Andy Martin, with Will Frears (son of Stephen) directing. Frears also wrote the script with novelist Andrew O’Hagan.
The story follows two teenage boys who on a pilgrimage to St. Tropez to meet Bardot. Peter Carlton of Warp Films is co-producing.
Polakoff, Founder and Head of New York and Paris-based Carol Polakoff Productions International, has revealed further details of her other European co-productions.
Eran Riklis will direct Secret Sky, written by Micah Schraft and Abdi Nazemian.
Pollakoff is working on the film with Alexandra Stone of CMP Film.
Secret Sky is based on the true story of an American human rights lawyer who grew up in Tehran, but whose family was forced to leave during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. She returns to represent teenage boys imprisoned for being gay.
Polakoff is also partnering with Ruby Films (Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits) for the adaptation of Zadie Smith’s On Beauty.