U.S. rights to Andre Techine’s “The Girl on the Train” with Emilie Dequenne and Catherine Deneuve have been picked up by Strand Releasing. Dequenne stars as a young woman who claims that she was a victim of an anti semitic attack which creates a media news sensation. Deneuve stars as her mother and Michel Blanc stars as the attorney set to represent her.
Strand’s Jon Gerrans negotiated the deal for the feature with UGC’s Chloe Cremont. This will be the third Techine film Strand has released in the U.S. including “Wild Reeds” and “The Witness.”
“We’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship with one of our generation’s great auteurs,” commented Strand co-president Marcus Hu in a statement about the acquisition. The company’s current titles include Lucrecia Martel’s “The Headless Woman,” Max Farberbock’s “A Woman in Berlin” and the upcoming Sundance titles, “Peter an Vandy,” “The Missing Person” and “Toe to Toe.”