French sales company will also premiere Omar Sy-starrer On The Other Side of the Tracks.
Paris-based Other Angle is commencing sales on Michel Spinosa’s reincarnation romance His Wife, reuniting Charlotte Gainsbourg and partner Yvan Attal on the big screen.
Attal stars as a widower who travels to India to meet a young Indian girl who appears to be possessed with the spirit of his troubled, late wife Catherine, played by Gainsbourg.
It will be the seventh joint appearance for the couple, who met on the set of Eric Rochant’s Aux yeux du monde in 1991, including Attal’s recent Do Not Disturb [pictured], which is currently in cinemas in France.
Spinosa’s past films include thriller Anna M., about a young woman who becomes obsessed with the doctor who treated her, and he also recently picked up a writing credit on Gilles Bourdas’ Renoir.
Patrick Sobelman of Agat Films is producing the picture, which starts shooting in December for a spring 2014 delivery in time for Berlin or Cannes. Diaphana will distribute in France.
Other Angle’s Olivier Albou and Laurence Schonberg - another husband and wife team - will also premiere David Charhon’s On The Other Side of the Tracks, starring Omar Sy in his first big role since Intouchables.
Sy, who stars as a streetwise cop from the outskirts of Paris that ends up working with an uptight investigator from an elite central Paris police division, will attend the premiere at AFM in Santa Monica on Saturday night.
“It’s the first time any of the buyers have had a chance to see the film,” says Schonberg of the film, which was acquired by The Weinstein Company for North America, Latin America, and China earlier this year.
Produced by Eric and Nicolas Altmayer of Mandarin Cinema, the picture will hit cinemas on Dec 19 in France, where it is distributed by Mars.
Further Other Angle titles include Frédéric Forestier’s Stars 80 – based on the story of a real-life comeback tour by a group of ’80s popstars. The latest picture from producer Thomas Langmann’s La Petite Reine, the film will also debut at the AFM.