Focus Features is developing The Dubber, a buddy comedy with French actor Alain Chabat attached to play the title role. Chabat plays Napoleon in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
The film centers on a man who provides the French dubbing voice for a top Hollywood star. When the A-lister has an on-set meltdown and goes missing, the dubber travels to the U.S. to help find him.
The original idea for The Dubber was hatched by former Los Angeles Film Festival director Richard Raddon and filmmaker Marina Zenovich (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired). The duo brought the idea to scribe David Gilcreast and writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar, who wrote the first draft of the script. A second draft was written by Mark and Jay Duplass (Baghead).