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TWC Closes in on Suite Francaise

Magazine article Screen International

TWC Closes in on Suite Francaise

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EXCLUSIVE: TWC on the verge of a US deal for period drama set to star Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts.

The Weinstein Company is close to signing a US distribution deal for Second World War love-story Suite Francaise, ScreenDaily understands.

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Michelle Williams, Rust and Bone star Matthias Schoenaerts and Kristin Scott Thomas are due to lead the cast in the period adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's acclaimed novel about the tense love-affair between a young French woman, Lucile (Williams), and the German officer (Schoenaerts) assigned to supervise her in Nazi-occupied France. Scott Thomas will play Lucile's domineering mother-in-law.

The Duchess director Saul Dibb has adapted Nemirovsky's novel and will direct.

The shoot is due to commence on June 24 in Europe with casting underway on supporting roles.

Harvey Weinstein is believed to have been tracking the project for some time with TWC COO David Glasser beginning talks in earnest with Alliance Films executives at last year's AFM. …

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