Lanvin, Wilson to co-star in 'Malicorne'

Period thriller produced by Bruno Levy’s Move Movie

CANNES -- French actors Gerard Lanvin and Lambert Wilson will co-star in Jerome Legris' "Malicorne," a 19th century period thriller produced by Bruno Levy's production shingle Move Movie.

Lanvin will star as a contract killer working with an underground organization run by Wilson in the 9 million euro ($14 million) film set for an early 2009 shoot.

Levy's Move Movie also recently nabbed adaptation rights to Agnes Desarthe's "Mangez Moi" (Eat Me), a drama helmed by Diane Bertrand set for a 2009 shoot.

Move Movie recently wrapped production on Bertrand's "Baby Blues," a comedy starring Karine Viard and Stefano Accorsi, which Mars Distribution will release in Gaul in November and recently sold to Rodeo Drive in Italy.

Levy, who also co-runs Ce Qui Me Meut's production house with director Cedric Klapisch, is in preproduction on Klapisch's next project, following the February release "Paris." Klapisch is in the writing stages for the untitled film co-produced by Ce Qui Me Meut producer Saga Blanchard.

"His movies have always made people laugh, but he wants to make a real comedy this time," Blanchard said.

Blanchard also will produce the sophomore film from Klapisch's wife, Lola Doillon, following "What About Love?" which premiered in Un Certain Regard at 2007's Festival de Cannes. The untitled drama is expected to shoot in early 2009.