Carmen: Benjamin Millepid’s New Version, Starring Jamie Dornan and Melissa Barrera

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Benjamin Millepied’s debut film Carmen, a modern-day reimagining of one of the world’s most celebrated operas that will be headlined by Jamie Dornan and Melissa Barrera, and produced by Dimitri Rassam (“Playmobil”).

SPC has acquired rights to the project for North America, Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the CIS and the Middle East. TF1 Studio has come on board to handle the remaining territories and will be kicking off pre-sales at Cannes. The movie will start shooting in October in L.A.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (“Anna in the Tropics”) is currently finalizing the shooting draft, and Oscar-nominated music composer Nicholas Britell (“Moonlight,” “Vice”) will compose an original score.