This week’s added films to our online production listings database Screenbase include features by Hendrik Handloegten, Patrice Leconte, Zoya Akhtar, as well as Matteo Cerami and Maggie Peren.
Zentropa Entertainment - the German subsidiary of the Danish production house Zentropa International - will co-produceSummer Window (Das Fenster Zum Sommer)with Finnish production company Edith Film Oy. The film, about a woman who awakes only to find herself thrown back into the past, is directed by Hendrik Handloegten and will star Nina Hoss, Fritzi Haberlandt, Lars Eidinger and Mark Waschke. The $4m production will shoot from July until December.
Patrice Leconte will commence shooting his new film The Suicide Shop (Le Magasin Des Suicides) in the beginning of August. The film is based on the book by Jean Teulé and centres on the youngest son of a family whose joie-de-vivre threatens his family’s thriving suicide utensil shop business. Leconte also adapted the screenplay for this $13.2m 2-D stereoscopic feature animation. Belgian’s Entre Chien et Loup, France’s La Petite Reine and Diabolo Film as well as Canada’s Kaibou Production jointly produce. Kinology handles international sales and ARP Sélection will distribute in France.
India’s Excel Entertainment and Spain’s Kanzaman Films join forces for the $14m production You Only Live Once (Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara). The comedy will be shot in Pamplona, Barcelona, Andalucía, Valencia and Bombay from this month onwards, with Zoya Akhtar directing. The cast includes Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol as a group of friends who travel to Spain for a bachelor party.
Tutti Al Mare, a comedy in which a beach kiosk serves as a crossroads for various lives, will wrap shooting at the end of this month in the sea side town Castel Porziano. This remake of the 1977 Sergio Citti film Beach House will be released in autumn this year and is helmed by Matteo Cerami, with Marco Giallini, Ilaria Occhini, Anna Bonaiuto and Ennio Fantastichini in the lead roles.
Two German tourists, a Spanish policeman and an African refugee cross paths in Gran Canaria, in Maggie Peren’s Die Farbe Des Ozeans, which moved into production earlier this month. The German-Spanish co-production stars Friedrich Mücke, Sabine Timoteo, Alex Gonzalez and Hubert Kounde, with Starhaus Filmproduktion, Noirfilm, Südart Filmproduktion and Spanish production house El Olivo Producciones producing.
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