Reliance Entertainment to co-produce Indo-French film

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment has come on board for “nOmber One”, an Indo-French co-production featuring French actor-comedian Kev Adams in the lead role. The majestic skiing slopes in the Himalayas will serve as a shooting spot for the movie.

The announcement came on a day when French President Francois Hollande arrived in Chandigarh to begin a three-day official visit during which he will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Reliance Entertainment has partnered with Julie Gayet’s Rouge International, and Elisa Soussan’s myFamily, to produce “nOmber One”, which is said to be as much a story of daring riders as about a father-son relationship.

Written by Serge Hazanavicius, Stephane Dan, Mary-Noelle Dana, and Alexis Galmot, the film will be directed by Serge, who is an accomplished actor-director and the brother of Oscar winning director Michel Hazanavicius of “The Artist” fame.

It tells the tale of a “father-son relationship between two men who share the same passion, of how events tear them apart, and of how a love of the snow, and quite simply love itself, brings them back together again”, described a statement from the makers.

“The movie is a story of riders, the daring last action heroes who risk their lives for a beautiful run, for an ephemeral race carved out on the sheer, white face of a remote and isolated mountain,” the statement read further.

The movie’s principal photography is expected to start next month in France, and the team will also shoot extensively on skiing slopes in the Himalayas.

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