02 nov 2016 mk2 films boards Pierre Salvadori’s The Trouble With You

mk2 films is proud to announce the acquisition of worldwide rights to Pierre Salvadori’s upcoming romantic comedy THE TROUBLE WITH YOU, starring Adèle Haenel (The Unknown Girl, Love at First Fight), Pio Marmaï (In the Courtyard, A Happy Event), Audrey Tautou (The Odyssey, Coco Chanel), Vincent Elbaz (Would I Lie to You) and Cannes 2016 revelation Damien Bonnard (Staying Vertical).

Pierre Salvadori’s latest features include In the Courtyard (2014), Beautiful Lies (2010) and Priceless (2007). He has assembled a happy team of regular partners in crime as he teams up again with co-scriptwriter Benoît Graffin (In the Courtyard, Beautiful Lies, Priceless), two-time BAFTA Awards-nominated Audrey Tautou (Beautiful Lies, Priceless) and Pio Marmaï (In the Courtyard). Additions to the gang include rising star Adèle Haenel, French comedy regular Vincent Elbaz and Damien Bonnard.

The action takes place on the French Riviera where glamourous yet clumsy police lieutenant Yvonne (Haenel) lives alone with her young son. During a routine interrogation, when a facetious criminal recognizes the wedding ring on her finger as loot from a jewellery heist, she learns that her police chief husband, Santi, was in fact corrupt to the bone. Said husband died in the line of duty two years prior and has since been revered as a local hero, not least by the couple’s young son. But because of Santi’s corruption, the young and innocent Antoine (Marmaï) has just spent 8 years in prison. And now out of the clink, he is having a great deal of trouble adjusting to normal life again, to say the least, despite the love and attention of his tender wife (Tautou). Yvonne is torn between revealing the awful truth or following her colleague Louis’ advice (Bonnard) and keeping everything secret to protect her family. Meanwhile the very charming Antoine has blown a fuse, and is prone to spontaneous rants, and much worse. Yvonne attempts to make everything right in Antoine’s life, but this will only lead to further trouble, especially when Louis’ feelings for her come to the surface at the most inopportune moments…

“This very witty, fast-paced romantic comedy with a glamourous and fresh cast promises both laughs and emotions, says Juliette Schrameck, mk2 films’ Managing Director. It is Salvadori at his best: delightful characters, well-crafted dialogue,  and for the first time, action scenes choreographed by the Jason Bourne team! This smart script is based on the simple idea that keeping the truth secret, even with the best intentions, can lead to the most chaotic situations. It is also a delightful twist on a police comedy, but with a female protagonist at the heart and a romantic intrigue, which also doesn’t forget to deliver an insightful message on the justice system in modern societies.”

The Trouble with You is produced by Philippe Martin / Les Films Pelléas who also produced Pierre Salvadori’s previous entries.

Shooting November 15th 2016 in the South of France, delivery early 2018.

Budget: €8M

French distribution: Memento Films

Art direction Virginie Montel (Of Rust and Bones, Mesrine). Stunts: Alain Figlarz (Jason Bourne, Valerian, The Transporter, Taken, Lucy, La Vie en rose). Set design : Michel Barthélémy (Frantz, Dheepan, Of Gods and Men). DOP Julien Poupard (Golden camera award-winner for Divines, Party Girl).

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