Cannes 2012: The Weinstein Company Buys ‘Haute Cuisine’

Food, France and humor unite in the Weinstein's latest acquisition "Haute Cuisine"

The Weinstein Company has acquired food-centric comedy “Haute Cuisine” from Wild Bunch for $500,000.

The film stars Catherine Frot as Daniele Delpeuch, a private chef for former French president Francois Mitterrand. Mitterrand was the longest-tenured president in French history and played a crucial role in furthering the integration of Europe.

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Jean D’Ormesson, a Paris-born novelist, plays Mitterrand. This is D’Ormesson’s first feature. In the film, Mitterrand falls in love with Depeuch’s cooking, alienating the official cooking staff.

Etienne Comar, who co-wrote “Of Gods and Men,” co-wrote the film with director Christian Vincent. Comar is also a producer. 

The Weinsteins have been a powerful force at Cannes, buying a series of projects including a documentary about the fall of Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi and a scripted film about the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.