Working Title Remakes French “Heartbreaker”

Working Title and Universal Pictures Intl. have picked up the English-language remake rights to this year’s French rom-com “Heartbreaker” reports Variety.

Vanessa Paradis, Romain Duris and Julie Ferrier starred in the story of lothario Alex Lippi who is hired by families to break up relationships.

His record is put to the test when he’s given one week to break up the wedding of a rich man’s daughter to an English millionaire who seems the perfect fit for her.

The film opened in March in France, pulling in $38.5 million thus far.

Original film writer, Jeremy Donor, will pen the remake’s script though it’s unsure if the original’s director Pascal Chaumeil will return.