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Music Box Has Plans for 'Le Weekend,' Starring Broadbent, Duncan and Goldblum

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 29, 2013 at 2:29PM

Music Box Films has acquired all US rights to "Le Weekend," directed by Roger Michell ("Hyde Park on Hudson"). The film stars veteran Brit actor Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum.
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Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent

Music Box Films has acquired all US rights to "Le Weekend," directed by Roger Michell ("Hyde Park on Hudson"). The film stars veteran Brit actor Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum.

"Le Weekend" is penned by Hanif Kureishi, and centers on a long-married British couple (Broadbent and Duncan) who take a trip to Paris to revitalize their relationship. While there, they run into an old friend (Goldblum) who helps them transform their romance. The film recently wrapped production in Paris. Music Box has plans for a summer 2013 theatrical release.

Broadbent was most recently seen wearing many guises in the Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas." He is also readily recognizable to American audiences as Professor Slughorn in the "Harry Potter" films. Duncan is primarily a regular on Brit TV, but US viewers may remember her as Alice's mother in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."

Goldblum is currently filming Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel," and can also be seen this spring in the 3-D re-release of  "Jurassic Park."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.