Quebec singer Kevin Parent nabs 'Cafe' role

Acting debut in Jean-Marc Vallee film begins shooting in Aug.

TORONTO -- Quebec singer-songwriter Kevin Parent is to make his acting debut in French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee's "Cafe de Flore."

The Canada-France co-production will feature Parent as a Montreal DJ, and the only son of a young Parisian mother, played by Vanessa Paradis.

Vallee debuted with the breakout 2005 indie hit "C.R.A.Z.Y." before directing the Emily Blunt-starring period movie "Young Victoria."

Shooting on "Cafe de Flore" will run from Aug.16 to Sept. 24 in Montreal before shifting to France from Oct. 18 to Nov.19.

The picture will be released in Canada by Alliance Vivafilm in 2011.

Montreal-based Item7 and Crazyfilms and Paris-based Monkey Pack Films are producing.