Christophe Barratier's War of the Buttons telling of two rival gangs of kids may go to Weinstein
The Weinstein Company is apparently in negotiations to acquire the French film based on the1912 novel by Louis Pergaud, reports Variety.
The French film War of the Buttons produced by La Petite Reine and Studio 37, focuses on two rival kid gangs from neighboring French villages who start a merciless play-war.
Thomas Langmann, Stéphane Keller and Christophe Barratier wrote the script, with dialogue by Philippe Lopes-Curval. Starring in the adventure which runs around 100 minutes, are Jean Texier, Clément Godefroy, Théophile Baquet, Louis Dussol, Harold Werner and Nathan Parent.
Barratier directed 2004's The Chorus, and Paris 36.
Check out the official site for War of the Buttons here.
This is the second project based on the Pergaud book, with the other being being directed by Yann Samuell called La guerre des boutons.