Focus Features is set for the buddy comedy The Dubber, starring French actor Alain Chabat in the title role.
According to Variety, the film centers on a man who provides the French dubbing voice for a top Hollywood star. When the A-lister has an on-set meltdown and goes missing, the dubber travels to the U.S. to help find him.
The original idea for The Dubber was hatched by former Los Angeles Film Festival director Richard Raddon and filmmaker Marina Zenovich (Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired). The duo brought the idea to scribe David Gilcreast and writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar, who wrote the first draft of the script, funded by Chabat via his L.A.-based production company WAM Films. A second draft was written by Mark and Jay Duplass (Baghead).
No production date has been set.