Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson to star.

SND will finance, co-produce and handle worldwide distribution (except in German-speaking territories) for Love Punch, a new romantic comedy from Last Chance Harvey director Joel Hopkins.

Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson will star in the story of a divorced couple who have to reunite when their pension is stolen.

The film will shoot this summer on location in the UK, Paris and the French Riviera.

Producers are Process Media’s Tim Perell and Nicola Usborne with Clément Miserez (Radar Films), and Jean-Charles Levy (Forecast Pictures).

Hopkins said: “I felt that this story of financial deception and the victims fighting back was a timely and appropriate one … I am thrilled to be reuniting with Emma Thompson and to be joined by the perfect leading man in Pierce Brosnan. I am inspired by classic romps such as A Fish Called Wanda and Romancing the Stone to make a fast moving, comic romance, that relies on physical comedy as well as verbal wit, and am honoured to have the perfect cast to play these parts.”

Thierry Desmichelle, CEO of SND, added “We are so pleased to be a driving force behind Joel Hopkins’ delightful script and fantastic casting for Love Punch and we are very excited to be working with Tim Perell and Nicola Usborne at Process Media as well as our French production partners Radar Films and Forecast Pictures.”

SND is the sales and distribution arm of M6 Group.