A few months ago, news broke about Italian director Gabriele Muccino, who is making his English-language debut with the upcoming Will Smith drama “The Pursuit of Happyness,” doing an American studio remake of a 2004 French movie called “A Little Game Without Consequence.” FilmJerk.com has learned that the new film will reteam “The Mask” co-stars Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz for the first time in twelve years.
Based on a French play by Jean Dell and Gerald Sibleyras, “Consequence” follows Brad (Carrey) and Claire (Diaz), a seemingly perfect couple who pretend to break up shortly after their fifth anniversary, only to discover most of their friends and family didn’t really like them as a couple in the first place. The film appears to feel similiar in tone to Muccino’s “L’Ultimo Bacio” (itself being remade in America asa the Zach Braff dramedy “The Last Kiss”), equal parts comedy and drama, as Brad and Claire find the path to true love is much rockier than either of them anticipated. Will Claire stay in Los Angeles with movie producer Stuart, an old childhood friend of Brad’s, or will she return to New York CIty and be with her soulmate, who is now living with his ex-girlfriend Hollyr
Filming begins in New York City on October 23. Focus Features has yet to set a release date, but based on the production start date, we can expect to see the film in theatres in late 2007.
Little Game Without Consequence
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Writer: Allan Loeb, based on the 2004 film “Un Petit Jeu Sans Consequence” written by Bernard Rapp and the play by Jean Dell and Gerald Sibleyras
Producers: Alain Chabat, Stephanie Danan, Domenico Procacci
: Production Start Date: October 23, 2006
: Production Location: New York City
: Distributor: Focus Features