Debbouze on board for Jaoui film


PARIS -- French star Jamel Debbouze, fresh off the big-screen success of Oscar-nominated "Days of Glory" and Luc Besson's "Angel-A," is set to star in Gallic ensemble film "Parlez-moi de la Pluie" (Talk to Me About the Rain).

The film will be the third directing effort from Agnes Jaoui, a 2001 best film Cesar winner for "The Taste of Others" and a Cannes Palm d'Or screenplay winner for "Look at Me."

Jaoui will star as a politician alongside Jean-Pierre Bacri. Les Films A4 will produce, and shooting begins at the end of August in the south of France.