Comedy - Development 2014

Through 'The Art of War' she found out how to love.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance
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    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Frederique FEDER, Caroline THIVEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Hugh MACLEOD (Morphe Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on the premise of CUISINE CHINOISE (Chinese Cooking), a short film starring Irene Jacob, NOODLE SOUP is a quirky romantic comedy about a hypochondriac voice over actress whose misfortune is not just down to having a good face for radio as her unhelpful agent puts it, but is also thanks to her agent dispatching her to dead-end castings for extra roles. As for her personal life, she always lassos the wrong guy. Lucy is dead single as a result of idealising her absent father who keeps reappearing and disappearing out of her life like a sinister Peter Pan. In fact every time she does see her father, he has a severe bout of narcolepsy. Plagued by her unmanageability, she fails to notice that Thomas, her good-looking new neighbour, has moved in. Unbeknownst to her, Thomas is also her father’s psychoanalyst.
      One day while out doing her Christmas shopping in a bookshop, her life changes forever when she spots an ancient Chinese book on military strategy called ‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu. Although Lucy does not understand it, she decides to apply the book’s strategies to help sort out her life. As a result, she starts to have weird visions of Chinese warrior shadows each time she comes back from work. After confiding in her eccentric aroma therapist aunt Rivka, Lucy consults several specialists in search of a cure for her weird visions. Despite having a new pair of viewing glasses and a full ear examination, Lucy's visions of the Chinese warriors are becoming more frequent until one night on returning home, she discovers a terrifying scene in her living room. There is an army of ancient Chinese warriors’ standing in her living room. Their leader, 1200 years old Sun Tzu, reassures Lucy that his army have emerged from her book to sort her life out.
    • Partners & financing
    • Noodle Soup has been developed to a second draft screenplay. We are currently packaging the project and are in Cannes to meet potential co-production partners, sales agents and film funds.
    • Production schedule
    • TBC
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2014
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