Actor Romain Duris and director Pascal Chaumeil, the duo behind this year’s French comedy “Heartbreaker”, are re-teaming for the comedy “Living Is Better Than Dying” at Universal Pictures International says Deadline.
This time around Duris will play a likeable dreamer who takes refuge in a hotel from the police; once there he buys himself time by pitching an over-the-top blockbuster to a Hollywood producer.
Marion Cotillard joins them on the project which begins filming next Summer. Working Title is also planning an English-language remake of “Heartbreaker”.
Speaking of Cotillard, she’s rumoured (via Bleeding Cool) to co-star in Lasse Hallstrom’s “The Danish Girl”.
Nicole Kidman stars as Danish artist Einar Wagner who became the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Cotillard would play his wife Gerda Wegener.