Patrick Wachsberger’s Picture Perfect Entertainment is launching international sales on Jan Kounen’s “The Incredible Shrinking Man” starring Jean Dujardin, the Oscar-winning actor of “The Artist.”
The ambitious film is a modern adaption of Richard Matheson’s science fiction novel, which was previously brought to the big screen by Universal Pictures in 1957 with Jack Arnold’s “The Shrinking Man.”
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The French movie is being produced by Alain Goldman (“La Vie en Rose,” “HHhH) at Pitchipoi Productions and Picture Perfect, the vehicle launched by Wachsberger, the former co-chairman of Lionsgate who won a best picture Oscar for “CODA” in 2021.
Slated to start shooting in May 2024, the movie tells the story of a man who gradually shrinks to less than an inch tall after an exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide. With medical science powerless to help him, brushes with cats, mouse traps and spiders become a matter of life and death, and he must fight to survive while grappling with his diminishing sense of self.
Kounen is a celebrated Dutch filmmaker known for the fantasy adventure film “Blueberry,” starring Vincent Cassel and Juliette Lewis; the hit action-comedy “Dobermann”; and the César Award-nominated “99 francs,” which also starred Dujardin and was produced by Goldman.
Wachsberger, who is based in L.A., is developing a flurry of projects via Picture Perfect Entertainment, his joint venture with Pascal Breton’s Federation Entertainment. The banner’s slate includes Siân Heder’s next film, “The Impossible Us,” as well as George Clooney’s direcotrial effort “The Department,” a remake of hit French spy thriller “Le Bureau des Legendes.”
Dujardin is represented by CAA and VMA. Kounen is represented by Exile Entertainment.
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