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The Office of Legends: George Clooney will direct the American remake

2023-02-07T07:38:13.765Z


The actor and director will also co-produce this adaptation of the French series created by Éric Rochant and broadcast between 2015 and 2020 on Canal+. Filming planned for the coming months.


The series will be renamed

The Department

.

Actor and director George Clooney will direct the American remake of

Bureau des Légendes

, the American pay channel Showtime and the French producers of the original series announced on Monday.

This “

spy thriller will be anchored in the world of the American secret services and the recent geopolitical context, drawing heavily on the testimonies of former CIA agents

”, specify in a press release the French co-producers TOP and Federation Studios to origins of fiction.

Production is scheduled for 2023.

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George Clooney will also be one of the co-producers of the series in the USA.

"

We could not dream of a more beautiful poster than George Clooney and Showtime for the North American version of the

Bureau des Légendes", comments Guillaume Pommier, head of Federation in this press release.

"

The passion and ambition we share with them for this incredible series, combined with the firepower of Showtime will work wonders to bring

The Department

to international audiences

," he continues.

No indication was given on the American distribution.

Sold in 100 countries

The Canal+ star series has been sold in more than 100 countries and praised by the DGSE (French intelligence services, where the characters evolve) itself for its realism.

French director Éric Rochant (

Les Patriotes

) has been its “showrunner” (author-producer, in the jargon of the series) since the first broadcast in 2015. Before, for the finale of the fifth and final season in 2020, to pass the hand to Jacques Audiard, director of

A Prophet

and

The Sisters Brothers

.

This series followed in the footsteps of these undercover French agents abroad (the famous “legends”, neat false identities) around a central character, Malotru, played by Mathieu Kassovitz.

Source: lefigaro

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