LakeshoreInternational has added Andy Fickman's She's The Man starring Amanda Byrnes to its Cannesslate, alongside Tony Goldwyn's The Last Kiss and Katja von Garnier's Blood AndChocolate.
She's The Man is a DreamWorks production and, like TheLast Kiss, will bereleased in the US through DreamWorks with Lakeshore handling international inwhat is the first partnership between the two companies. Sony will release BloodAnd Chocolate in the US,with Lakeshore again selling international.
She's The Man stars Byrnes as a high school student who disguisesherself as her twin brother in order to get on to the boys' football team.Production is set to begin in June and Lauren Shuler Donner is serving asproducer.
The Last Kiss, currently in production in Montreal,stars Zach Braff, Tom Wilkinson, Jacinda Barrett, Blythe Danner and CaseyAffleck, and centres on the romantic exploits of five best friends.
Red-hot MillionDollar Baby screenwriterPaul Haggis, whose directorial debut Crash opens in North America this weekend,wrote the screenplay, and Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi areproducing.
Blood AndChocolate stars AgnesBruckner and Oliver Martinez and is based on Annette Curtis Klause's EasternEurope-set novel about a young girl who is secretly a werewolf and must choosebetween her family and the man she loves.
Rosenberg, GaryLucchesi and Daniel Bobker are producing the picture and production is set tobegin in Eastern Europe in August.
"So far this hadbeen a great year for us at the box office, mainly thanks to Million DollarBaby, and we are lookingto continue that success with the releases later this year of The Cave and Underworld 2: Evolution," Lakeshore International presidentPeter Rogers said in a statement.
"We expect these three newfilms to build on the results of our recent films. They are very different fromeach other but share a common link that is fundamental to box-office success:they are all stories with great popular appeal."
Lakeshore willalso be selling John Hay's romantic comedy Truth About Love starring Jennifer Love Hewitt; GianniAmelio's father-son drama The Keys To The House; Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby in remaining territories; and LenWiseman's horror sequel Underworld Evolution, which stars Kate Beckinsale and ScottSpeedman and will open in December in North America through Screen Gems.
Lakeshore's upcoming domestic releases this year include Bruce Hunt's horror tale The Cave starring Cole Hauser and Morris Chestnut; Scott Derrickson's thriller The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, which Screen Gems will release in North America in September; Meiert Avis' comedy caper Undiscovered starring Pell James, Steven Straight and Ashlee Simpson, which isset to be released in August in North America through Lions Gate.