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FilmRise Acquires Julie Delpy’s French Rom-Com ‘Lolo’

FilmRise Acquires Julie Delpy's French Rom-Com 'Lolo'

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FilmRise has picked up U.S. distribution rights to “Lolo,” a French romantic comedy written and directed by star Julie Delpy. The movie had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, and it also screened to favorable reviews during its North American premiere at TIFF.

The official synopsis reads: “Violette (Delpy), a 40-year-old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry, falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene (Dany Boon), while on a spa retreat with her best friend. But Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respect of Violette’s teenage son, Lolo (Vincent Lacoste), who is determined to wreak havoc on the couple’s fledging relationship and remain his mother’s favorite.”

“With its mainstream appeal, we are thrilled to be bringing Lolo to the U.S.,” said FilmRise CEO, Danny Fisher. “We are confident that American audiences will fall in love with Julie Delpy’s hilarious crowd-pleaser, just as we have.”

“I am beyond ecstatic that ‘Lolo,’ a film that means so much to me, will be released theatrically in the U.S.,” added Delpy. “As a filmmaker and actress, I have put my heart and soul into this film; I am so happy that I can share ‘Lolo’ with American audiences.”

The deal was negotiated between Fisher and Max Einhorn, VP of Acquisitions at FilmRise, with CAA. “Lolo” is set for U.S. theatrical release on March 11, 2016.

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