03 feb 2023 XAVIER LEGRAND’S THE SUCCESSOR WILL BE LAUNCHED AT EFM 2023

mk2 films to launch Xavier Legrand’s follow-up to Venice Hit ‘Custody’ at EFM

At the European Film Market, mk2 films will be launching sales on internationally acclaimed writer director Xavier Legrand’s much anticipated follow-up to the Venice Silver Lion for Best Director and 4 César award-winning CUSTODY (Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Editing).

THE SUCCESSOR will star Marc-André Grondin as the newly-announced artistic director of a famous Parisian fashion house. But as expectations are high, he starts experiencing chest pain. Out of the blue he is called back to Montreal to organise his estranged father’s funeral and discovers that he may have inherited much worse than his father’s weak heart.

“We don’t want to give much away but will say that THE SUCCESSOR is a tense and thrilling read that we can’t wait to share with buyers. As much if not more than with CUSTODY, Xavier Legrand deploys his razor-sharp techniques of dread and suspense to create a very relatable world while simultaneously building on familiar themes in his work and exploring new terrain. Knowing his directing prowess and proven talent of working with actors, we have every confidence that Xavier Legrand will deliver on his incredible new premise”, says Fionnuala Jamison, mk2 films’ Managing Director.

Just like CUSTODY, Legrand’s THE SUCCESSOR is being produced by Alexandre Gavras at KG Productions together with Metafilms and Stenola Productions and will be distributed in France by Haut et Court.

Read more in Variety

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