Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to “My Worst Nightmare,” “Coco Before Chanel” director Anne Fontaine’s droll comedy starring Isabelle Huppert. The film stars Huppert as a gallery owner who falls for the man remodeling her apartment. A fall release is planned.
Full press release reprinted below:
Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Anne Fontaine’s comedy MY WORST NIGHTMARE starring Isabelle Huppert, Benoit Poelvoorde and Andre Dussollier. The droll comedy finds an uptight contemporary gallery owner played by Huppert who falls in an unlikely relationship with a crass contractor played by Poelvoorde who is in the process of remodeling her apartment.
The deal was done between Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing and Muriel Sauzay of Pathe International.
“MY WORST NIGHTMARE was a perfect fit for Marcus and Jon’s slate and the ideal opportunity for us to partner together. We’re very pleased to join forces with them on this film,” said Sauzay.
The film was produced by Francis Boespflug, Philippe Carcassonne and Bruno Pesery.
Strand also distributed Fontaine’s DRY CLEANING (NETTOYAGE AU SEC) in 1998 which was also produced by Carcassonne.
“We’re thrilled to be working with both Anne and Philippe on their new project,” said Marcus Hu of Strand Releasing.
“I’m thrilled to team up again with Jon and Marcus. Strand Releasing did a great job with DRY CLEANING, and I can only hope we’re equally happy with MY WORST NIGHTMARE…”, said Fontaine.
Fontaine’s previous film, COCO BEFORE CHANEL also starred Poelvoorde in a lead role.
Strand plans for a fall release.
Strand Releasing is based in Culver City, CA and is run by Gerrans and Hu. Their current slate includes Andre Techine’s UNFORGIVABLE, Muriel and Dephine Coulin’s 17 GIRLS, Joachim Trier’s OSLO AUGUST 31st and the baseball documentary, BALLPLAYER: PELOTERO.