Following his Golden Globe success, French actor Jean Dujardin could be set to reunite with The Artist‘s producer, Thomas Langmann, to make a comedy alongside Vincent Cassel.
The Artist, has been heavily nominated at this year’s award ceremonies, with Dujardin’s performance already earning him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Perhaps, then, it is no surprise that the film world is keen to see exactly what the silent film’s stars plan to appear in next.
While it was announced yesterday that the film’s female lead, Bérénice Bejo, plans to next star in another film by her husband and director of The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius, today it has been revealed that her co-star, Dujardin, may have plans to star a remake of the 1977 French film, One Wild Moment (Un Moment d’Égarement).
DuJardin is set to star opposite another French acting heavyweight, Cassel, who has achieved international recognition though his roles in films such as Black Swan and A Dangerous Method. The pair are set to play best friends in the romantic comedy film, who go on holiday together with their teenage children, but fall out when one of them begins a romantic affair with the other’s daughter.
The 1977 original version of One Wild Moment was written and directed by Claude Berri, who also happens to be Langmann’s father. The film was also given an English-language remake in 1984, under the title Blame It On Rio, which starred Michael Caine and featured one of the earliest on-screen appearances of Demi Moore.
Langmann has also previously worked with Cassel when he produced the two-part 2008 gangster film, Mesrine: Killer Instinct. Of course, the question remains as to where we might next be able to see Uggie, The Artist‘s Jack Russell Terrier, Jack, make an appearance on the big screen.
Meanwhile, Dujardin has directed and will appear in Les Infidèles – a series of short films about infidelity, which is released in France on 29th February. There’s no word yet as to when One Wild Moment will begin production, but we’ll keep you posted!