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A Prophet Gets English-Language Remake from Sony Pictures

A Prophet Gets English-Language Remake from Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the rights to remake A Prophet, the French hit released in the Us in 2010, into an English language film to be produced by Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe through the Original Film banner, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.

Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film tells the story of a young man's rise to power in a criminal syndicate after he is mentored by a crime boss. A Prophet was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010 and was honored with the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nine C&#233sar Awards (French Oscar), including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor.

Commenting on the announcement, Neal H. Moritz had this to say.

"This is an epic crime saga with compelling characters and original storytelling.

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