Music Box Lands U.S. Rights to Roger Michell's 'Le Weekend'

7:12 AM PST 01/28/2013 by Stuart Kemp

The deal for the movie starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum was inked with U.K. sales and finance banner Embankment Films.

LONDON – Music Box has inked a deal for the U.S. rights to Roger Michell's Le Weekend, starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum.

It details the story of a married couple who revisit Paris to revitalize their marriage and run into an old friend who gives them a new vision on life and love.

The U.K. sales and finance banner Embankment Films sealed the deal with Music Box for the movie which is in post-production after its shoot at the end of last year on location in Paris.

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Embankment Films' Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar sealed the deal with Music Box.

Music Box recently snapped up U.S. rights to The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Davies and Monsieur Lazhar, a 2012 Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, as well as racking up $10 million at the U.S. box office with the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2010.

Le Weekend has also been sold by Embankment Films to more than 20 territories including Italy (Lucky Red), Germany (Prokino), Australia (Transmission) and the U.K. (Artificial Eye).

The movie marks the latest collaboration between Michell and his long-standing partners, writer Hanif Kureishi and producer Kevin Loader. The trio also worked on Venus, The Mother and TV’s The Buddha of Suburbia.

Michell and Loader’s Free Range Films produce the film in association with Le Bureau for Curzon Film Rights, Film4 and the BFI Film Fund.

Sue Bruce Smith is executive producer for Film4 alongside Curzon’s Philip Knatchbull and Louisa Dent.

Lizzie Francke is lead executive for the BFI Film Fund. Bertrand Faivre is co-producer for Le Bureau.

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