Warner Bros. Germany Boards 'Madame Bovary'

Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary

The literary adaptation from director Sophie Barthes stars Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans.

Warner Bros. Germany has picked up German-speaking rights to Sophie Barthes' literary adaptation Madame Bovary and will release the title theatrically in German, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.

Based on Gustave Flaubert's novel, Madame Bovary stars Mia Wasikowska in the title role, alongside Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller. 

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Wasikowska plays Emma Bovary, a young, beautiful woman from northern France who marries the town doctor in order to escape a life of swine farming. But she soon grows tired of her husband and enters into a series of ill-fated love affairs. Logan Marshall-Green, Olivier Gourmet and Laura Carmichael co-star.

Barthes (Cold Souls) co-wrote the screenplay with Rose Barreneche.

Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino of Occupant Entertainment are producing in association with Barthes' Aden Films and Jaime Mateus-Tique of Aleph Motion Pictures. Berlin-based A Company is a co-producer on the project.

WME helped secure financing for the film and represents U.S. rights, while Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales.

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