Magazine article Screen International

Fabrice Luchini, Leila Bekhti to Co-Star in Stroke Comedy 'Man in A Hurry'

Magazine article Screen International

Fabrice Luchini, Leila Bekhti to Co-Star in Stroke Comedy 'Man in A Hurry'

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EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont unveils first pre-sales as film goes into production

Gaumont has officially kicked off sales on new comedy A Man In A Hurry, starring Fabrice Luchini as a successful and eloquently persuasive businessman who is struck down by a stroke, opposite Leila Bekhti as a speech therapist.

Deals tied up in the first two days of the market include to Switzerland (JMH), Cinéart (Benelux), Canada (AZ Films), Israel (Shoval) and Poland (Kinowiat). The production, which begins shooting this month, reunites Bekhti with filmmaker Hervé Mimran, who previously directed the actress in the 2012 film New York about a friends reunion in the US.

Luchini, who was feted with best actor in Venice for his performance as a feared but personally awkward magistrate in Courted, will play Alain, a once powerful captain of industry, with little time for friends and family, who is recovering from a stroke. …

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