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WB partners on Jeunet’s ‘Micmacs’

Not sure what the title refers to (Micmacs are Native Indians) but Jean-Pierre Jeunet's next is shaping up to be a sort of Andrew Niccol's Lord of War – a satire on the world arms-trade. Warner Bros. has picked up the world rights to Micmacs à tire-larigot – this is Jeunet's long awaited return behind the camera since Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain and A Very Long Engagements.

Co-scripted with Guillaume Laurent, the pic will star Jamel Debbouze
(the dimunitive French actor with one working arm who also starred in Amélie as the greengrocer's assistant) and will begin shooting in April for a 2009 release.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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