Fortissimo to introduce the project at the EFM and handle world-wide sales on the film.

Fortissimo Films has acquired comedy The Time of Their Lives, from writer-director Roger Goldby.

The cast includes former Dynasty star Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and the original Django, Franco Nero.

The film is in pre-production with filming set to start summer 2014.

Produced by Sarah Sulick for Bright Pictures, the film also has The King’s Speech designer Eve Stewart on board, together with three-time Oscar-winner Sir Tim Rice who will executive produce and oversee the soundtrack.

Joan Collins plays a former Hollywood star who escapes her London retirement home and travels to France to gate-crash her ex-husband’s funeral. Pauline Collins plays a housewife with a failing marriage who joins Collins on the trip. Along the way, the pair becomes romantically embroiled with a reclusive Frenchman played by Franco Nero.

The deal was negotiated between Fortissimo’s Nicole Mackey and Bright Pictures Sarah Sulick.