Studiocanal & The Picture Company Rev Redo Of French Underground Biker Culture Pic ‘Rodeo’

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal and The Picture Company have acquired the rights to the French film Rodeo. The companies plan to transplant the premise to the U.S. and tap into the underground world of street motocross racing.

Helmed by first-time filmmaker Lola Quivoron, the original won the Coup de Coeur Jury Award in the Un Certain Regard Section of Cannes in 2022. It was based on Quivoron’s experiences photographing the French city’s urban dirt bike community and the people she met inspired the film.

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Set in the outskirts of Paris, Rodeo explores the underground passion for bike-life gatherings and racing. Into this heavily masculine world comes a young female rider, who ultimately joins a gang and climbs its ranks as she plans a dangerous heist to test the group’s ambition and skill. The film is also an intimate and honest look at a woman searching for a family and her place in that male world.
The remake will be set in the U.S., with a strong part for a young actress. The Picture Company is remaking the German film System Crasher at MGM Amazon, with Channing Tatum starring and his Free Association also producing.
Alex Heineman & Andrew Rona will produce Rodeo for The Picture Company though their overall deal at Studiocanal, with Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy overseeing. Quivoron and CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert, the producer of the original film, will serve as Executive Producers. Quivoron is represented by UTA and Zelig, who negotiated the rights on behalf of the filmmakers. 
Studiocanal has been busy. Its Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley starrer Wicked Little Sisters just opened, as did Sam Taylor Johnson’s Amy Winehouse film Back To Black; Paddington in Peru is in post and set for a November 8 global rollout.
The Picture Company and Studiocanal earlier this year released the action-comedy hit Role Play on Amazon Prime, with Kaley Cuoco and David Oyelowo starring, and they are in production on the Robert Schwentke-directed James McAvoy-starrer Control. The Picture Company is among the producers of the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic A Complete Unknown, which James Mangold is directing for Searchlight Pictures, with Timothée Chalamet starring.

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