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Kristin Scott Thomas has joined Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline in My Old Lady, the directorial debut of celebrated playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz.
The BBC is coming on board to finance the film, with Cohen Media Group closing a deal Thursday night for U.S. and Canada distribution rights.
International sales are being handled by Protagonist Pictures.
Lady sees Kline as a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to settle affairs dealing with an inherited apartment. He discovers a refined older woman (Smith) living there with her daughter, to be played by Scott Thomas. Dominique Pinon is already on board as a real-estate agent who gets involved in the complicated dealings.
Horowitz is adapting his own award-winning play. Shooting is set to begin Sept. 26 in Paris.
Rachael Horovitz, whose credits include Moneyball and Grey Gardens, is producing with Gary Foster (Sleepless in Seattle) as are Nitsa Benchetrit and David Barro.
Charles Cohen and Daniel Battsek will executive produce for CMG while BBC Films’ Joe Oppenheimer and Christine Langan will executive produce for BBC Films. David Atrakchi, Boris Mendza and Gael Cabouat of Fulldawa Films are co-producing.
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