Auteuil, Croze like 'Loved' adaptation


PARIS -- French actors Daniel Auteuil and Marie-Jose Croze are teaming up for French director Zabou Breitman's adaptation of the Anna Gavalda novel "Je l'aimais" (Someone I Loved), producer Babe Films said Friday.

The dramatic comedy will be the second of Gavalda's novels adapted for the big screen following Claude Berri's "Hunting & Gathering," an awards season favorite this year in Gaul that saw supporting actor Laurent Stocker take the best male newcomer Cesar.

Breitman co-wrote the script alongside Agnes De Sacy, which will remain "very loyal" to the original book, according to Babe films.

The 11-week shoot will kick off April 22 in Hong Kong, head to Montreal to film for one week, then wrap filming in Paris.