{TB EXCLUSIVE} Lionsgate Remaking French César Award-Winning Drama “The Belier Family”



  〉The original film was nominated for six César Awards

Entertainment is developing a remake of the 2014 French drama , which went on to receive six nominations at the 40th César Awards. is overseeing development for ,with the intent to develop a heartwarming family story in the vein of The Hundred Foot Journey.

The original film’s producers , , and are returning to produce the remake. There’s no writer or director on board as of yet, though the studio is considering 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 award from the 40th César Awards, which was the film’s only win among six total nominations.


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