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Reliance Entertainment to co-produce Indo-French movie ‘nOmber one’

MUMBAI: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment will co-produce Indo-French movie ‘nOmber One’, which will be directed by Serge Hazanavicius.

Reliance Entertainment’s other production partners are French banners Rouge International, headed by Julie Gayet, and Elisa Soussan’s myFamily.

Kev Adams will play the lead role. Born in 1991, Kev started theatre at the age of seven years, and today, he is an acting phenomenon in France, especially among the younger generation. Kev’s highly successful movies include Les Profs 2 and Les Nouvelles Aventures d’Aladin.

nOmber One tells the story of a quest, and of the ascension of a uniquely talented young man, in a world gone mad, a world of commerce and mercantile deals. It is also 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. 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.

Principal photography is expected to start in February 2016 in France, and the film will also shoot extensively in March / April 2016 on skiing slopes in the Himalayas in India.

nOmber One is written by Hazanavicius, Stephane Dan, Mary-Noelle Dana, and Alexis Galmot.

Hazanavicius, in parallel with his acting career comprising 70 films in France and internationally, and 25 plays, has written and directed more than a dozen shows, apart from drama and documentary for TV.

Serge is the brother of Michel Hazanavicius, who won the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture for “The Artist,” and is himself an avid sportsman, having skied on a number of adventurous slopes in Europe and Asia.

Dan is a mountain guide based in Chamonix, a climber, a crystal-hunter and a professional skier. He has worked on more than 100 films concerning skiing and board sports, including James Bond 007 in ‘The World is Not Enough’.

Elisa Soussan started working in the entertainment industry as a lawyer. She discovered Adams during a one man show contest, and since then she became his manager, and produced two of his one man shows, ‘The Young Man’ and ‘Voila, Voila’. She then developed the TV series ‘Soda’ starring Adams. In 2013, she produced her first feature film ‘Fiston’ and in 2014, she founded her own production company, myFamily in partnership with Adams.

Gayet started working in cinema with Serge, and made her acting debut in 1992. Her first role of a public note was in the 1996 comedy, ‘Delphine 1, Yvan 0’ by Dominique Farrugia. Julie founded her production company, Rouge International, in 2007 with Nadia Turincev, and has produced films such as ‘Fix Me’ by Raed Andoni of Palestine, and ‘Bonsai’ by Christian Jiminez of Chile.