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Quebec box-office smash bought for Hollywood adaptation

TORONTO – Quebec’s summer box-office smash “De pere en flic” is getting the Hollywood treatment.

Telefilm Canada says Sony Pictures has bought the rights to the French-language hit and will develop an English-language version tentatively titled “Fathers and Guns.”

The project will be helmed by heavyweight producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, whose big-budget outings include “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

“De pere en flic” producer Denise Robert and writer-director Emile Gaudreault will also produce.

The summer smash is considered the highest-grossing French-language film ever released in Quebec and Canada. It was No. 1 at the box office when it opened in Quebec in June.

The cop comedy centres on a father-and-son police team who despise each other but must work together when they infiltrate a group-therapy camp.

Source: The Canadian Press

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Front Page, Industry News

Quebec box-office smash bought for Hollywood adaptation

TORONTO – Quebec’s summer box-office smash “De pere en flic” is getting the Hollywood treatment.

Telefilm Canada says Sony Pictures has bought the rights to the French-language hit and will develop an English-language version tentatively titled “Fathers and Guns.”

The project will be helmed by heavyweight producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, whose big-budget outings include “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

“De pere en flic” producer Denise Robert and writer-director Emile Gaudreault will also produce.

The summer smash is considered the highest-grossing French-language film ever released in Quebec and Canada. It was No. 1 at the box office when it opened in Quebec in June.

The cop comedy centres on a father-and-son police team who despise each other but must work together when they infiltrate a group-therapy camp.

Source: The Canadian Press

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Front Page, Industry News

Quebec box-office smash bought for Hollywood adaptation

TORONTO – Quebec’s summer box-office smash “De pere en flic” is getting the Hollywood treatment.

Telefilm Canada says Sony Pictures has bought the rights to the French-language hit and will develop an English-language version tentatively titled “Fathers and Guns.”

The project will be helmed by heavyweight producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, whose big-budget outings include “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

“De pere en flic” producer Denise Robert and writer-director Emile Gaudreault will also produce.

The summer smash is considered the highest-grossing French-language film ever released in Quebec and Canada. It was No. 1 at the box office when it opened in Quebec in June.

The cop comedy centres on a father-and-son police team who despise each other but must work together when they infiltrate a group-therapy camp.

Source: The Canadian Press

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