The hectic hussle and bussle of the Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market starts today — and, in turn, there will be news pouring out from Germany left and right. So, even though we’re barely 24 hours into the event, new deals are already being announced. THR informs us that Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson have signed on for Love Punch, a romantic comedy from British writer/director Joel Hopkins.
The both of them will play a divorced couple who reluctantly join together to take on a businessman that has stolen their pension. Hopkins previously directed Thompson in 2008′s Last Chance Harvey, which earned both her and her co-star Dustin Hoffman Golden Globe nominations. Love Punch will start shooting this summer in the UK, Paris, and the French Riviera. Co-producer SND, a French company, will be handling world sales and is currently shopping it to potential buyers at the EFM.
So what does this mean for our North American readers? Probably nothing. Love Punch is a very British movie with a very British cast, so unless there’s an awards push at some point, I doubt we’ll see it here in any wide capacity. I love Brosnan and Thompson, too, but they aren’t exactly going to light the States on fire by starring in a romantic comedy. Not in 2012.
Has Love Punch caught your attention in any way? What does the cast do for your anticipation, if there is any?
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