Canal+ teases new Audrey Dewan-penned thriller ‘Smiling Hacker’ at Paris event; The production circle is Tahar Rahim, Adil and Billal

Studiocanal has partially boarded the development of the English-language thriller Smiling hacker Which is currently written by Audrey Dewan.

Anna Marsh, deputy CEO of parent group Canal+ Group, touted the pay-TV giant’s commitment to local and international cinema at an event in Paris on Wednesday and teased plans to launch a new channel under the Canal+ box office banner.

The film is inspired by Algerian hacker Hamza Bendeladj, who made international headlines for stealing from US banks and giving money to charity, and became known as the “Smiling Hacker” or “Happy Hacker”.

Marsh said negotiations are underway to sign the snake And Mauritanian Starring Tahar Rahim and Belgium in the lead roles bad boys Directed by Adil El Arabi and Billal Falla.

“It is partly a French thriller in the English language. It was written by Audrey Dewan. We are honored and proud to work with him,” said Marsh.

Dewan, whose star has risen since winning the 2021 Venice Golden Bear for the abortion drama happeningEmmanuelle is currently attached to several high-profile projects, including the reboot, which she will write and direct.

“We are in talks with Tahar Rahim for the lead role, nothing confirmed yet, and Adil and Billal for the direction. We’ll keep you posted when we have more news,” Marsh said.

The project was among a number of high-profile upcoming features that Canal+ production and distribution arm StudioCanal originated with Marsh at the event.

He also mentioned Johnny Campbell’s previously announced Josephine Baker biopic by Maimuna Deco, a sci-fi action film. freezerwhich is set to begin shooting in Italy in April and is an Amy Winehouse biopic after.

Marsh revealed that he was on set after This week teased secret footage of Marisa Abella in London’s Ealing Studios and in the role of Winehouse, which has yet to be widely distributed.

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