Forest Whitaker and Renee Zellweger are attached to the English-language project, StudioCanal confirmed.
StudioCanal is also eyeing a summer production start on Escape From New York.
The $80m remake is being developed with producer Neil Moritz and New Line but the start date would be contingent on a potential SAG strike.
On the sales side, the company brings Daniele Thompson's latest, Change Of Plans, starring Dany Boon, Karin Viard, Patrick Bruel and Marina Fois to the market.
In pre-production is Robert Guediguian's Euros 9mn L'Armee Du Crime and the adaptation of Gad Emaleh's one-man show Coco , produced by Legende. Agnes Jaoui's Let It Rain with regular collaborator Jean-Pierre Bacri and Jamel Debbouze, is also a new sales title.
Further, the company is in development on Rachid Bouchareb's next film Hors La Loi which stars the same cast - including Debbouze, Sami Bouajila and Roschdy Zem - as his Days Of Glory for which they took the ensemble acting Palme d'Or in 2006.