Adding to theiralready highly-charged slate - which includes Tommy Lee Jones' competitiontitle The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada and market film Revolver from Guy Ritchie - EuropaCorp. willbegin sales at Cannes next week on the next film from Madonna: Truth Or Dare director Alek Keshishian as well as theEnglish-language directing debut of Vincent Perez
Luc Besson andDavid Fincher will produce Keshishian's Euros 15m Love And Other Disasters. The film stars Brittany Murphy andMatthew Rhys in a romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of findingtrue love in London.
The French-UKco-production was also written by Keshishian and will start shooting in June.
Murphy plays aYank working at British Vogue who tries to steer her group of friends towardstheir ideal mates with varying degrees of success. Keshishian's last filmwas 1994's With Honors.
Principalphotography has just begun on French actor Vincent Perez's second directorialeffort, The Secret.EuropaCorp's Virginie Silla is producing while the studio will begininternational sales at Cannes.
The film is anEnglish-language remake of the 1999 Japanese thriller Himitsu. Starring David Duchovny, Lili Taylorand Olivia Thirlby, the film was scripted by by Ann Cherkis.
Duchovny playsan affable doctor in small town Massachusetts with a wife played by Taylor anda 16-year old daughter played by Thirlby. Mother and daughter butt heads as theadolescent struggles for respect while marching to her own drummer and themotherstrives to cultivate a life that is "just so". Dad's in the middle,always playing good cop.
On the way to aweekend ski trip, the two women are involved in a car accident which killsTaylor's character whose spirit then moves to inhabit the body of the teenager. There she discovers thesecret of the title.
Announced lastyear at Cannes, Ritchie's Revolver, is currently in the editing stage. EuropaCorp principalPierre-Ange Le Pogam says the film is set to premiere for buyers atToronto followed by a premiere in London on Sept 22 just ahead of theBritish release a day later. Redbus is distributing the film in the UK on400-500 prints, it will go out in France from EuropaCorp. on Sept 28.
Apromo reel of Revolver, starring JasonStatham, Ray Liotta and Andre 3000 will be available at Cannes as will a promoreel of Richard Berry's La Boite Noirestarring Jose Garcia and Marion Cotillard.
Other films onEuropa's line up include The Botanist's Daughter from Chinese director Dai Sijie, Bandidas starring Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek,Steve Zahn, Dwight Yokam and Sam Shepard, Colour Me Kubrick by Brian W. Cook and starring JohnMalkovich and Quand J'Etais Chanteur from Les Corps Impatients director Xavier Giannoli with Gerard Depardieu and Cecile deFrance.
Europa also hasPatrick Bouchitey's Imposture screening out of competition in Critics' Week.