Magazine article Screen International

SND Boards A Perfect Man

Magazine article Screen International

SND Boards A Perfect Man

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EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based SND is reuniting with Yves Saint Laurent producer Wassim Béji and star Pierre Niney on Yann Gozlan's psychological thriller A Perfect Man, about a writer who rips off a dead soldier's diary as his own work.

The company will launch sales on the project at Cannes.

It is the second time SND has worked closely with Béji and Niney, who garnered worldwide praise for his performance as legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in the recent biopic by Jalil Lespert.

Upcoming French actress Ana Girardot, whose credits include the hit TV series The Returned (Les Revenants) is also attached.

In A Perfect Man, Niney will play aspiring writer Matthieu Vasseur, who takes on a job as a removal man to pay the bills.

While clearing the house of a recently deceased soldier he comes across the man's hand-written diary. He is captivated by the soldier's story and decides to send it to a publishing house. He gets a publishing deal and the resulting book is a bestseller. But his success comes at a price.

"Pierre Niney is a perfect match for Matthieu Vasseur," said Lionel Uzan, head of acquisitions and sales at SND. "There is no question of his ability to embody the inner struggles of Mathieu Vasseur, a fascinating and complex character. …

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