LEGEND BACKS REMAKE OF FRENCH DRAMA
French producer Dimitri Rassam is joining forces with Mike Jackson and singer John Legend to produce the US remake of Le Brio, the César-nominated comedydrama. Actor Letitia Wright of Black Panther fame is to star in and executive produce the film, reports Variety.com.
The original film revolves around the relationship between a young French-Arab woman from a poor neighbourhood and a brilliant but prejudiced professor, who is forced to coach her for an annual speech contest.
Wright will play the female lead, which will also explore the complex relationship between a student and a professor who come from different ethnic and social backgrounds. However, the plot of the movie won’t centre on the speech competition.
Rassam, a co-producer, said, “Ultimately, the film will show how sharing knowledge can help build bridges between people from different generations and backgrounds, as well as help people overcome their own prejudices and anger.”
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