〉The original film was nominated for six César Awards
Lionsgate Entertainment is developing a remake of the 2014 French drama THE BELIER FAMILY, which went on to receive six nominations at the 40th César Awards. Jim Miller is overseeing development for Lionsgate,with the intent to develop a heartwarming family story in the vein of The Hundred Foot Journey.
The original film’s producers Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet, and Stephanie Bermann are returning to produce the remake. There’s no writer or director on board as of yet, though the studio is considering writers such as David Nicholls, Cameron Crowe, Lasse Hallström, and Ol Parker, though a less established scribe isn’t out of the question.
Also known as La famille Bélier, the film centers on a young girl who resides with her deaf parents and brother on their family farm and serves as an indispensable interpreter for her hearing impaired family. After she discovers that she possesses a gift for signing, she must face the tough decision of staying to help her family with their farm, or pursue her dreams by entering a talent contest in Paris.
La famille Bélier took home awards from both the 20th Lumières Awards and the Sarlat Film Festival. The film’s star, Louane Emera, nabbed the coveted Most Promising Actress award from the 40th César Awards, which was the film’s only win among six total nominations.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor