ProducerPhilippe Rousselet has begun production on his latest film, Les Parrains,in Paris. The film is directed by Frederic Forestier, who is best known for hiswork on hit film Dead Weight (Le Boulet)

The Euros 12m comedy stars Jacques Villeret, Gerard Lanvinand Gerard Darmon as a trio of former mafioisi who come together for one last'project.' Shooting began on September6 and will run for 12 weeks.

Rousselet'sLes Films de la Suane is producing along with Laurent Petin and MicheleHalberstadt of ARP Selection which will distribute the film in France. CanalPlus and TF1 are also in as backers. Roissy Films is handling internationalsales.

Productionhas also commenced on Rousselet's Euros 5 mn Papa from director MauriceBerthelemy. The tale of fathers and sons stars comic actor Alain Chabat in amore serious role than usual.

Rousseletand Andrew Niccol are currently producing Lord Of War via their US basedproduction outfit EMC.