Another Québec film production on the international scene.
Hit Quebec comedy Starbuck is heading towards a major Hollywood remake, with members of the original filmmaking team collaborating with movie studio DreamWorks.
DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider said that they were completely charmed by the story of Starbuck and saw the potential for a commercial remake with universal appeal.
Montreal filmmaker Ken Scott, who directed and co-wrote the original movie was chosen to do both roles in the U.S. remake. Original producer André Rouleau, will also join the remake as a producer.
The original film stars popular Quebec actor Patrick Huard as a middle-aged slacker who gets the shocking news that he's the biological father of more than 500 children thanks to prolific sperm donations made years earlier. As some of his offspring seek to meet him, he searches for new direction in life through his newly discovered fatherhood.
The Delegation of Quebec in Los Angeles has actively supported the events of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Palms Springs International Film Festival where the film won the Audience Award.