The musical will feature Mathieu Amalric, Mélanie Thierry, Josiane Balasko, Maïwenn, Denis Lavant and Jalil Lespert. An SBS production sold by Pyramide
On Monday 24 August, brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu began shooting on Tralala, their 8th feature after, amongst others, To Paint or Make Love (in competition in Cannes in 2005), Le Voyage aux Pyrénées (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2008), Happy End (Piazza Grande in Locarno 2009), Love is the Perfect Crime (Toronto 2013) and 21 Nights with Pattie (Best Screenplay award in San Sebastian in 2015).
The cast includes Mathieu Amalric (soon to appear in The French Dispatch), Mélanie Thierry (nominated in the Best Actress category at the 2019 Césars for Memoir of War; recently seen in Da 5 Bloods), Josiane Balasko (nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2020 Césars for By the Grace of God; soon in La pièce rapportée), Maïwenn (in cinemas on October 28 in DNA and soon in Sœurs), Denis Lavant (who will appear in theatres on 18 October in Gagarin) and Jalil Lespert (on October 7 in L’enfant rêvé and in January in Beasts).
Written by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu, the screenplay of what will be their first musical film tells the crazy misadventures of Tralala, a lost 48 year-old singer-songwriter who decides to go in search of the Virgin Mary. On his road, he miraculously discovers the music of a so-called Pat, a guitarist gone missing, and he takes on his identity with his mother.
Produced by Kevin Chneiweiss and Saïd Ben Saïd for SBS Productions, Tralala is co-produced and has been pre-bought by Arte France Cinéma. The feature, which has also benefited from the CNC’s support for genre films, will be shooting until mid-October in Lourdes. The score will be composed by Philippe Katerine. As for the choreography, it will be designed by Mathilde Monnier. Both French distribution and international sales will be handled by Pyramide.
As a reminder, SBS currently has in post-production both Benedetta, by Paul Verhoeven, and Nora, by Hafsia Herzi.
Da 5 Bloods, Spike Lee’s follow-up movie to his Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman, will be released June 12 on the streaming service. Lee made it official on his social channels Thursday.
Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and Paul Walter Hauser lead the cast of the drama, which follows the story of four African American vets who return to Vietnam searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader (Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure. They battle forces of man and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.
The cast also includes Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen. Lee directed and wrote the script with Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, Matt Billingsly and Kevin Willmott, the latter of whom co-wrote with Lee and Charlie Wachtel the Oscar-winning script for BlacKkKlansman.
Producers of Da 5 Bloods are Lloyd Levin, Beatriz Levin, Jon Kilik and Lee.
The film marks Netflix’s fourth collaboration with Lee, who wrote and directed the series version of She’s Gotta Have It and directed Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show Rodney King. Lee is also producing the upcoming time-travel film See You Yesterday for the streamer.
Spike Lee’s anticipated Netflix film Da 5 Bloods has rounded out cast, we can reveal. Clarke Peters (The Wire), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (BlacKkKlansman), stage star and singer Norm Lewis (Sex And The City 2), Mélanie Thierry (The Zero Theorem) and Vikings and BlacKkKlansman actor Jasper Pääkkönen are joining previously announced Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and Paul Walter Hauser.
Drama Da 5 Bloods, currently in pre-production, will follow the story of four African American vets who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader (Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, the heroes battle forces of man and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.
Script comes form Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, Matt Billingsly, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee. Producers are Lloyd Levin (Hellboy), Beatriz Levin, Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games) and Spike Lee. Cinematographer is Newton Thomas Sigel (Bohemian Rhapsody).
The film marks Netflix’s fourth collaboration with recent Oscar winner Lee. He previously wrote and directed the series version of She’s Gotta Have It, which is currently in post-production on it’s second season; and directed Roger Guenveur Smith’s one man show Rodney King for Netflix. Lee is also in post-production on the time-travel feature film See You Yesterday, which he is producing for Netflix.
Peters is represented by Vanguard Management Group and Conway van Gelder Grant. Lewis is repped by Paradigm and Jeremy Katz at The Katz Company. Whitlock Jr.’s reps are Liebman Entertainment, CornerStone Talent Agency and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams.
Memoir Of War (La Douleur) will represent France in the best foreign language category at the 91st Academy Awards next year, the country’s National Cinema Centre (CNC) announced on Friday (September 21).
Emmanuel Finkiel’s drama stars Mélanie Thierry and is inspired by French writer Marguerite Duras’ account of her husband Antelme’s return from the Dachau concentration camp after the Second World War.
Prior to Antelme’s arrest in 1944, Duras had embarked on an affair with Dionys Mascolo, however she continued living with her husband until he recovered his health. Antelme wrote the book The Human Race about his experiences in Germany.
Memoir Of War premiered at San Sebastian Film Festival in 2017 under the title La Douleur / Memoir Of Pain where Thierry won critical acclaim for her performance as Duras. TF1 Studio handled international sales and Music Box distributed in the US earlier this year as Memoir Of War.
Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to Emmanuel Finkiel’s “A Memoir of War” (“La Douleur”), an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novel “The War: A Memoir.”
Represented in international markets by TF1 Studio, the film stars Mélanie Thierry who plays a young Duras and delivers a breakthrough performance. Thierry stars opposite Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, and Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet.
“A Memoir of War” takes place in June 1944, when France was still under German occupation, and follows Marguerite, then a young writer, who agrees to a series of covert meetings with Nazi collaborator Rabier. In exchange, Marguerite receives information on the whereabouts of her husband Robert Antelme, a writer and major figure of the Resistance who has been detained and sent to Dachau concentration camp.
The film was released in France on Jan. 24 and has been critically lauded.
Music Box Films plans a theatrical rollout in summer 2018, followed by a release on home entertainment platforms.
“We are looking forward to bringing Emmanuel Finkiel’s powerful interpretation of
Marguerite Duras’ esteemed novel to U.S. audiences,” said Music Box Films’ president
William Schopf, who negotiated the deal with TF1 Studio’s sales manager’s Aurelia
“TF1 Studio is thrilled to work with Music Box in bringing Duras lovers this masterpiece
adaptation,” said Tahar. “We hope the film will appeal to US audiences as much as it is currently appealing the ones in France.”
Finkiel’s credits include “A Decent Man,””Voyages,””Madame Jacques on the Croisette.”
Music Box Films’s slate of upcoming releases include Cédric Klapisch’s family drama “Back to Burgundy,”
Xavier Beauvois’ WWI drama “The Guardians” and “Our Blood is Wine,” a documentary exploring the ancient process of Georgian winemaking.
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Congrats Mélanie!! The Cesar Award Show will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018