JAMES WATKINS’S "BASTILLE DAY" BEGAN SHOOTING IN PARIS
BASTILLE DAY, the action thriller directed by James Watkins (THE WOMAN IN BLACK, EDEN LAKE) started principal photography in Paris on Monday, October 13th for 5 weeks, then will continue in London until mid-December. The film is written by Andrew Baldwin (currently writing the next Bourne film for Universal) and John Hodge (TRAINSPOTTING, THE BEACH, the upcoming Stephen Frears film).
BASTILLE DAY stars Idris Elba (NO GOOD DEED which opened Number 1 in the US, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, PACIFIC RIM, THE GUNMAN), Richard Madden (Disney’s CINDERELLA, GAME OF THRONES), Charlotte Le Bon (THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, Robert Zemeckis’s THE WALK), Kelly Reilly (FLIGHT), Jose Garcia (NOW YOU SEE ME).
Philippe Rousselet is producing via Vendome Pictures and Steve Golin, David Kanter and Bard Dorros are producing for Anonymous Content.
STUDIOCANAL is fully financing the film, handles international sales, and will distribute Bastille Day in its territories: France, UK, Germany, Australia and New-Zealand. At the occasion of the last Cannes Film Festival, Focus Features acquired North American rights.
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Also starring Ben Whishaw (the voice of PADDINGTON), Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.
PRODUCER ERIC NEWMAN’S NEWLY FORMED GRAND ELECTRIC HAS ENTERED INTO A MULTI-YEAR CO-VENTURE WITH STUDIOCANAL THROUGH WHICH THE NEW COMPANY WILL ACQUIRE, DEVELOP, AND PRODUCE MOTION PICTURES FOR THE EUROPEAN AND U.S. MARKETS.
CHINA’S MAIN VIDEO PLATFORM YOUKUTUDOU INC. ACQUIRES SVOD RIGHTS TO OVER 50 STUDIOCANAL LIBRARY FEATURE FILMS.