Magazine article Screen International

Cohen Takes US, Canada on My Old Lady

Magazine article Screen International

Cohen Takes US, Canada on My Old Lady

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Kristin Scott Thomas joins cast to play Maggie Smith's daughter.

Cohen Media Group has acquired all US and Canadian rights to My Old Lady.

Kristin Scott Thomas has joined Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Dominique Pinon have joined the cast of Israel Horovitz's feature debut.

The project starts shooting in Paris on Sept 26. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.

The North American deal was negotiated by Cohen Media Group Executive VP Gary Rubin and Cinetic Media's John Sloss and Steven Farneth on behalf of the producers.

The story is about a New Yorker (Kline) who goes to sell a flat he inherited from his estranged father. He discovers a refined older woman (Smith) living there with her daughter (Scott Thomas).

Producers are Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball), Gary Foster (Sleepless in Seattle) Nitsa Benchetrit and David Barrot.

Co-producing on the ground in Paris are David Atrakchi, Boris Mendza and Gael Cabouat for Fulldawa Films. Charles Cohen and Daniel Battsek will executive produce for CMG while BBC Films' Joe Oppenheimer and Christine Langan will executive produce for BBC Films. …

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