EXCLUSIVE: The Match Factory has picked up rights to Sam Garbarski’s comedy My Friend Vijay, starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Patricia Arquette.

After a 21 day New York shoot, the film is currently shooting in Luxemburg and in Cologne.

Philippe Blasband, Matthew Robbins and Sam Garbarski wrote the script about a man who fakes his own death.

Brussels-based Entre Chien et Loup and Luxembourg outfit Samsa Film produce with Pandora Filmproduktion.

Senator Film, Frisbee RM and Xenix Film will distribute in Germany, Benelux and Switzerland, respectively.

Garbarski’s 2007 drama Irina Palm was nominated for a Berlin Golden Bear.

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