Kit Clarke (Get Even, Leonardo) is set to play Rupert Everett’s younger self in the autobiographical story Lost and Found in Paris, which Everett will direct from his own script.
John Malkovich and Kristin Scott Thomas also star, with Everett in a supporting role. The story is about a recalcitrant teenager who was sent to a Parisian celebrity family by angry parents to learn French and grow up.
Jeremy Thomas produced by the Recorded Picture Company, production is scheduled to start in spring 2022.
HanWay Films will handle global sales and distribution and will launch the title on the American Film Market.
Rupert Everett said: “Lost and Found in Paris is a film about the roller coaster of life, the exuberance and glamor of youth, seen through the lens of a life well lived. In 1977 I went to Paris on an exchange trip. I should learn french. Instead, I discovered fashion, disco, drugs, rented boys and finally – on the edge of the abyss – myself. “
Jeremy Thomas said, “I’ve known Rupert since his incredible screen debut in Another Country, and his multi-faceted talents and personal story make Lost and Found in Paris an unusual mix of comedy and true adventure.”
HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart added; “What fun, what a pleasure to experience the freedom, party and disco of 1970s Paris through the unique personal lens of someone who has tasted every drop of it. It is the perfect moment for the market to celebrate such a hedonistic time full of spirit and life. “