Pan’s Labyrinth baddie to star
Italy’s Teodora Film has boarded Francois Ozon’s Ricky, about a child with supernatural powers, which is set to start shooting in Paris this month.
According to Variety, Teodora, the arthouse shingle headed by Vieri Razzini that released Ozon’s last film Angel, is co-producing Ricky having taken a 10% stake in the pic from Le Pact, the production and sales boutique set up recently by former Bac Film topper Jean Labadie.
Sergi Lopez (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Alexandra Lamy will play the ordinary parents of the extraordinary child in this genre-fusing film, which Ozon has said will mix thriller, horror, sci-fi, comedy and fairy tale elements.
Ricky is being produced by Chris Bolzi’s Eurowide Film Production in association with Paris and Los Angeles-based effects house BUF, whose recent credits include Asterix at the Olympic Games and Spider-Man 3.
Shoot is set to start Feb. 25.