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Berlin 2012: Sally Hawkins Joins Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd In Phil Morrison's 'Lucky Dog'

Women in Entertainment | Beverly Hills, Dec. 7
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Based on a script by Melissa James Gibsom, the comedy drama is being repped to buyers by Hanway and UTA during the EFM in Berlin.

Sally Hawkins has teamed with Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd to star in Lucky Dog, a comedy to be directed by Phil Morrison.

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Set to shoot next month on location in NYC, Dan Carey and Elizabeth Giamatti will produce through their Touchy Feely Films banner.

From an original script by Melissa James Gibson, the story revolves around Guy and Rene played by Giamatti and Rudd, billed as two French-Canadian con men.

Their friendship has been a bit strained of late: Guy, recently released from prison, arrives home to find Rene sleeping with his ex-wife. But the hapless pair tries to set differences aside, traveling to the U.S. with a get-rich-quick plan to sell Christmas trees on the streets of New York City.

UK. sales and finance banner HanWay Film is drumming  up heat on the project making its international debut to buyers during this year's EFM.

UTA is repping US rights.

The film is being financed by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, GreeneStreet Films and HanWay.

Sidney Kimmel and Greenstreet’s John Penotti will also produce, with Michael Hogan and Jim Tauber executive producing.

Morrison’s debut film Junebug earned Amy Adams an Oscar nomination.

Dan Carey and Elizabeth Giamatti said in a joint statement, “Phil and these actors are going to do an amazing job, bringing to life a story that Melissa has so beautifully rendered on the page.”