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The Works searches for Happiness with Patrick Dempsey

The Works International has taken on international sales for Katja von Garnier’s Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Patrick Dempsey.

The Works International has taken on international sales for Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Patrick Dempsey.

Katja von Garnier is directing the film, based on the first of a series of bestselling novels by Francois Lelord. The quirky love story spans four continents and many adventures.

Hector (Dempsey) is a psychiatrist who embarks on a round-the-world trip to discover the true meaning of happiness. His travels introduce him to a Chinese prostitute, a Colombian drug lord, a Buddhist monk and African gangstesr.

The Egoli Tossell project is co-produced with Fidelite and Film Afrika. Production will start later this year for delivery in 2011.

Producer Judy Tossell commented: “Hector is a refreshingly original, touching and funny look at what we really care about: being happy and I truly believe that this film will make people happy.”

Carl Clifton, MD of The Works International added: “Hector is the perfect date movie. It’s uplifting, heart-warming, very very funny, magical and feel-good. It’s perfect for these difficult times and also a major commercial franchise in the making.  We’re absolutely thrilled to be on board.”

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