Mary McGuckian’s remake of the light drama from Patrice Leconte sees the screen debut of U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr alongside Donald Sutherland.
Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg’s sales agency will introduce the project to buyers in Cannes next month. Graham Greene, Tony Nardi, Carlo Rota and Kate O’Toole are also on board the story of a friendship that arises between a retired teacher and a bank robber.
Kevin Iwashina’s Preferred Content is representing US rights in collaboration with Sierra/Affinity.
Martin Katz, Mullen Jr and McGuckian produced and Jon Goodman served as executive producer. The Irish-Canadian co-production was made in association with Windmill Lane Pictures in Ireland and Maple Pictures in Canada. Mullen Jr and Simon Climie composed the music.
Leconte’s original starred Jean Rochefort and Johnny Halliday and premiered in Venice in 2002. Paramount Classics distributed in the US, most English-speaking territories and Latin America.
Sierra / Affinity’s slate includes upcoming thriller The Hive from Troika Pictures, about an emergency operator who attempts to make good a catastrophic mistake from her past. Joel Schumacher is attached to direct.