AFM: Frankie Muniz, Ashley Rickards Team for Napoleon Adventure 'Christopher Hope'

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Ashley Rickards (left), Frankie Muniz

French newcomer Thomas Lemoine, who co-wrote the script and will co-direct, will play Christopher Hope, a college student determined to uncover the secret behind the leader's legendary lost treasure.

Awkward actress Ashley Rickards and Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz will star in Christopher Hope and the Secret of Napoleon, a Paris-set mystery adventure thriller along the lines of National Treasure.

French newcomer Thomas Lemoine, who came up with the idea for the film and co-wrote the script with Christiane Lemoine-Vultaggio, also stars in the $10 million production.

Lemoine will play Christopher Hope, a student working toward his master’s degree in history who is determined to uncover the secret behind the legendary lost treasure of Napoleon, supposedly hidden by Freemasons somewhere in Paris.

Lemoine also will co-direct the pic with cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister, who has lensed features such as Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Amityville Horror.

Frankie is repped by APA, Link Entertainment, and attorney Geoff Oblath.

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