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Nolita’s “Hear Me Love” kicks off Paris shoot with a French musical revival.

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It is the fifth feature by French film and theatre director Diasteme, and composer Alex Beaupain is scoring the film. It is the fifth feature by French film and theatre director Diasteme and is being scored by composer Alex Beaupain.

Ginger & Fed

is selling the film here at the EFM and Haut et Court will release the film in France in 2025.

Hear Me Love is the latest in a wave of French musicals in the works. Jacques Audiard’s Emilia Perez

starring Karla Sofia Gascon, Selena Gomez, Edgar Ramirez and Zoe Saldana, with original songs from French singer Camille, is among the most anticipated titles of the year.Meanwhile Davide Livermore and Paolo Gep Cucco’s The Opera!

starring Vincent Cassel and Fanny Ardant with Caterina Murino, Rossy De Palma, Caterina Muino, and Rossy de Palma, along with renowned opera singers Mariam Buzza and Valentino Buga, is an updated version of the Greek myth Orpheus & Eurydice. The Opera! shot almost entirely on a soundstage in Turin. Marie Garrett, cofounder and managing director at Pulsar Content which handles international sales, says that it’s a

Moulin rouge with Opera songs. The film will also feature elaborate costumes supplied by co-producers Dolce & Gabbana. The film will also feature elaborate costumes supplied by co-producers Dolce & Gabbana.There are also plenty of music-focused biopics in the works, including Mehdi Idir and Grand Corps Malade’s Monsieur Aznavour

starring Tahar Rahim as French crooner Charles Aznavour, and Maimouna Doucoure’s feature about the life of Josephine Baker for Studiocanal.Internationally, Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Amy Winehouse film Back To Black

is opening in April; Jon M. Chu’s two-part Wicked with Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo is due out in November and new feature adaptations of Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler On The Roof, Follies,

and A Chorus Line are in the works.

Traditional musicals have failed to attract audiences in France. Even with strong talent rosters, Noemie Lvovsky’s The Great Magic, the Larrieu brothers’ Tralala, Serge Bozon’s Don Juan and Benjamin Millepied’s Carmen underwhelmed at the local box office.

Maxime Delauney, co-founder of Nolita alongside Romain Rousseau, admits raising the modest EUR6m budget for Hear Me Love was “very, very complicated”. Innovative musicals – those that spring songs on audiences as a surprise, such as Barbie, Wonka, The Color Purple, and Mean Girls – have fared better.Jeremy Zag’s

Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, an animated musical not marketed as such, was the most successful French film abroad in 2023, garnering 7.2million admissions and grossing $34.6m.Nolita and Ginger & Fed have high hopes for

Hear Me Love. Universal Music will release the soundtrack worldwide and Nolita has begun work on an English-language version of the film with original song lyrics. For this, it is in talks with Luciani’s husband, the UK musician Alex Kapranos of Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand.“We want to show how musicals are also strong IPs,” said Delauney.Rose Glass talks ‘Love Lies Bleeding’, casting Kristen Stewart and working with a much bigger budget

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