Blue Fox Entertainment announced today that they have acquired the U.S. rights to STUDIOCANAL’s Waiting for Bojangles, the critically acclaimed French-language romance directed by Régis Roinsard, which stars Romain Duris, Virginie Efira, and Grégory Gadebois. The film was released January 2022 in France to a box office cum of US$4.4mil to date. A STUDIOCANAL, Curiosa Films, and JPG Films production, the film is produced by Olivier Delbosc and Jean-Pierre Guérin. Blue Fox Entertainment will release the film in the U.S. and Canada in the late summer via a limited/ platform release.
In Waiting for Bojangles, a young boy, Gary, lives with his eccentric parents and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment. And each night, Gary’s parents Camille and Georges dance lovingly to their favorite song, Mr. Bojangles. There is only room for fun, fantasy, and friends at home. But as his mesmerizing and unpredictable mother descends deeper into her mind, it is up to Gary and his father, Georges, to keep her safe.
Said Blue Fox’s James Huntsman, “Director Regis Roinsard has created a visually stunning world with beautiful characters lead by Virginie Efira and Romain Duris who remind us why we love French Cinema.”
Chloé Marquet of STUDIOCANAL commented: “After the amazing success of THE WOLF AND THE LION we are thrilled to build upon our collaboration and partnership with Blue Fox with WAITING FOR BOJANGLES. Following the incredible reception in France, we can’t wait for US audiences to discover this timeless, unique and exceptional love story on the big screen.”
James Huntsman of Blue Fox negotiated the deal with STUDIOCANAL’s Chloé Marquet, Head of International Sales for STUDIOCANAL.