HDNet Films has given the greenlight to Broken English, which was written by Zoe Cassavetes who will also direct the movie. The film also features Parker Posey, Gena Rowlands, Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Josh Hamilton, and Drea DeMatteo.
Broken English is the tale of Nora (Posey), a dynamic New Yorker with a terrific job and close friends, but little romantic luck. Just when pressure from family and wedded friends is about to push her to the edge, a chance meeting with a mysterious Frenchman, Julien (Poupaud), makes her rethink her cynical outlook on love. Nora throws caution to the wind and heads to Paris in a last ditch attempt at real romance.
Zoe Cassavetes, daughter of pioneering indie director John Cassavetes, will make her feature directorial debut with Broken English. An accomplished music video and commercial director, Cassavetes short works include the 2000 Sundance Film Festival premiere, Men Make Women Crazy Theory. Zoe has also teamed up with friend Sofia Coppola to create the Comedy Central show Hi-Octane, among the first shows to be entirely shot in digital video.