Marie-Anne Chazel will begin shooting Au Secours, J'ai 30 Ans (Help, I'm 30) on October 6, a comedy produced by French comic actor Christian Clavier.
The film is based on the best selling novel The Last Chance Club by Mariane Keyes.
Chazel, an actress best known to French audiences for her participation in the Splendid comedy troupe and especially for her rôle as Zezette in the classic comedy Le Pere Noel Est Une Ordure is stepping behind the camera for the first time and will be produced by her husband Clavier, Ouille Productions and Acacia Films Productions.
Clavier is one of France's most successful comedic actors having starred in such blockbusters as The Visitors and the Asterix films. His latest work, Lovely Rita, debuts in France this week and is directed by brother Stephane.
Au Secours stars Pierre Palmade, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Franck Dubosc, Marthe Villalonga and François Morel and will shoot in and around Paris as well as in Brittany for nine weeks.