Revolver Entertainment has acquired Pascal Chaumeil’s directorial debut Heartbreaker from Gregoire Melin’s French sales company Kinology.
Romantic comedy Heartbreaker, which is set for a June release in the UK and Ireland, stars Romain Duris (pictured) opposite Vanessa Paradis and Andrew Lincoln. The film is about Alex (Duris), a charmer and ladies man, who is hired by family members to break up unsuitable love matches.
The deal was negotiated between Revolver’s Nick Savva and Yogita Puri, and Melin.
The news that Revolver has fallen for Heartbreaker comes as the UK producer-distributor is preparing for the release of Shank, its gritty London-based urban drama.
It has been announced that the film, the first to be wholly owned and produced by Revolver, has received $138, 817(£100,000) of P&A support from the UK Film Council.
With UKFC support, the film’s print numbers will double from 40 to 80 across the UK. The film is written by Paul Carter and directed by Mo Ali, and was produced through Gunslinger, the film production arm set up by Revolver Entertainment last year. The film is screening at EFM and is being sold internationally by AV Pictures.
Other Revolver acquisitions screening at Berlin include Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop.