TF1 International has locked in Eric Elmosnino and Alain Chabat to star in its version of War Of The Buttons.

Yann Samuell is directing the film which is a rival project to the Christophe Barratier-directed War Of The Buttons which Wild Bunch is handling.

Elmosnino last year starred in Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque) which netted him a Best Actor Cesar earlier this year. Mathilde Seigner is also on board the film which will start shooting on April 13 in France.

UGC is releasing the picture on November 23. Marc du Pontavice and Didier Lupfer are producers via One World Films in association with TF1.

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