Weinstein Co. Grabs U.S. Rights to Animated Film 'Ballerina'

Directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin, the story is set in 19th century Paris and features the voices of Elle Fanning and Carly Rae Jepsen.

The Weinstein Co. has snapped up U.S. rights to animated film Ballerina.

Currently in production in Montreal, the film features a voice cast of Elle Fanning and Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen as well as Maggie Ziegler.

Set in 1884 Paris, Ballerina tells the story of an orphan girl (Fanning) arriving in the City of Light with a dream to become a dancer at the famed Opera. Jepsen plays a mysterious cleaner and mentor for the orphan as she struggles to make her way in the world of ballet.

Ballerina is being directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin and produced by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun of Quad Productions (The Intouchables), Main Journey and Andre Rouleau and Valerie D’Auteuil of Caramel Film. The screenplay was written by Carole Noble and Laurent Zeitoun (Heartbreaker).