LEG­END BACKS RE­MAKE OF FRENCH DRAMA

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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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Singer John Leg­end was in the TV movie Je­sus Christ Su­per­star Live in Con­certPHOTO:RICHARD

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